A new speaker but no new government

PP's Ana Pastor was elected thanks to an agreement between the Partido Popular and Ciudadanos, and the abstention of several other parties

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Pastor speaking after she was voted in as Congress's president on Tuesday. Photo: EFE

By Dave Jamieson

SPAIN’S Congress, the lower house of parliament has a new president, a role equivalent to that of Britain’s speaker. The inaugural session following last month’s indecisive general election was held on Tuesday morning and saw voting for the presidents in both houses.

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