Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his country needs to hold a new general election on November 10 after he was unable to win support from other parties for another term.
The floods have so far claimed six lives in Spain, with train and air services were disrupted.
More than 100 migrants stranded off the Italian coast cannot find a home, as Italy refuses to let them ashore until EU states offer them sanctuary.
Talks between Pedro Sanchez's Socialists and Podemos have proved difficult and tensions between the two parties have reached a new high, with both camps suggesting talks were all but dead amid mutual reproach.
The economic bloc will take a decision on the new EU officials, following the elections that shook up traditional alliances.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialist party (PSOE) won 123 parliamentary seats out of 350 — short of an absolute majority.
Meet the candidates running for prime minister: Pedro Sanchez, Pablo Casado, Albert Rivera, Pablo Iglesias and Santiago Abascal.
Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faced an onslaught of criticism from his right-wing rivals over Catalonia's secession ahead of the general elections on April 28.
Spain's Socialists led in a poll published on Saturday with 30.3 percent of votes, equivalent to between 122 and 133 seats in the 350-seat parliament.
At least 50 people were killed after a shooter opened fire inside two mosques in Christchurch. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was "one of New Zealand's darkest days."
Around 200,000 people march through Barcelona against the high-profile trial of Catalan separatist leaders that started this week, which they dismiss as a farce.
Pedro Sanchez became the head of a minority government just over eight months ago, and his draft budget was rejected in parliament in protest of separatist leaders being put on trial for their role in a 2017 attempt to break Catalonia from Spain.
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