Spanish minister says government will have enough support on budget

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Posted: Mar 27, 2017 3:40 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish budget minister Cristobal Montoro said on Monday he was convinced his centre-right minority government would garner enough support from opposition parties to approve budget plans for this year.

The long-delayed budget, which will aim to bring down one of Europe's largest public deficits, was put on hold after two inconclusive elections left the country without a functioning government for nearly a year.

Montoro was speaking at an event in Madrid.

(Reporting By Robert Hetz; Writing by Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Angus Berwick)