Session to name Spain’s next PM may take place in early March

Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez is planning to make his bid to become prime minister in early March, according to sources familiar with the situation. After the winning candidate, acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the Popular Party (PP), refused to bid for reinstatement because he lacks sufficient congressional support, election runner-up Sánchez was on February 2 tasked by King Felipe VI to try to form an alternative government of his own. (El Pais)