King begins investiture meetings

epa05600655 Spanish King Felipe VI (L) meets Nueva Canarias party's MP Pedro Quevedo (R) during the first day of talks with party leaders in order to choose a candidate to form Government at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, 24 October 2016. EPA/Angel Diaz / POOL +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++

King Felipe VI has this morning held the first meetings with parliamentary political party leaders ahead of a new investiture vote – which now has a good chance of being a success thanks to the PSOE decision to abstain during the vote.
Our photo shows King Felipe with the representative of the Nueva Canarias Pedro Quevedo, the first to meet the monarch at 9.30 this morning. The series of meetings will end tomorrow with representatives of the larger political parties including PP and PSOE.

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