Spain's Socialist leader hopes for confidence vote at beginning of March

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Posted: Feb 12, 2016 1:10 PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez said on Friday he hopes to have reached an agreement with other political parties on a coalition government by the end of the month and hold a parliamentary confidence vote at the beginning of March.

Sanchez made the comments after a half hour meeting with acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to discuss a possible pact between his center-right People's Party and the Socialists.

(Reporting by Sarah White; Writing by Paul Day; Editing by Angus Berwick)