Leader of Spain's Podemos says will not allow PP to form government

December 21, 2015 05:49 pm | Updated March 24, 2016 11:18 am IST - Madrid

The leader of Spain's Podemos party, which came third in Sunday's general election, said on Monday he would not allow the ruling People's Party (PP) to form a new government.

"So that no doubt remains... Podemos would not either actively or passively permit a PP government," Pablo Iglesias told a news conference.

The PP won the most seats - 123 - at Sunday's general election but fell far short of a majority. Podemos won 69 seats, and the Socialist Party (PSOE) won 90 seats.

Mr. Iglesias also said he would soon begin a round of talks with all other political parties to discuss possible agreements.

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