Spain's PM sees no threat of early elections after Socialist vote

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Posted: May 22, 2017 7:40 AM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he did not expect early general elections in Spain as a result of the election of new Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Sunday.

Rajoy said he would continue to seek consensus over policy with other parties, but noted his minority-led administration had already passed legislation without the support of the Socialists since taking office late last year.

(Reporting by Paul Day; Editing by Sonya Dowsett)