June 6, 2019
MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s King Felipe VI invited acting head of government Pedro Sanchez on Thursday to seek parliament’s approval to be sworn in as prime minister, parliament’s speaker said.
Sanchez’s Socialist party won a national election in April without securing a majority.
The King has held meetings this week with representatives of the main political parties and subsequently met speaker Meritxell Batet to communicate his decision to her.
(Reporting by Joan Faus; editing by John Stonestreet)