November 10, 2019 / 11:10 PM / 11 days ago

Spain 'cannot wait any longer' to have a government, says PP leader Casado

FILE PHOTO: Spain's People's Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado gestures as he speaks during a campaign closing rally ahead of general election, at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Spain November 8, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez? - RC277D985S1Z/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - The leader of Spain’s conservative People’s Party, Pablo Casado, on Sunday said the country “cannot wait any longer” to have a government, without spelling out if he would do anything to help a government being put together.

Casado also said Spain would be harder to govern after Sunday’s election result, which delivered a hung parliament.

Casado said his party, which came second in the election, would fulfill what he called “its duty” and was awaiting the next move from Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists, without giving any details.

Reporting by Jesus Aguado, Writing by Nathan Allen; Editing by Belen Carreno and Ingrid Melander

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