Following the [victory of Pedro Sánchez][1] in Sunday's Socialist Party (PSOE) leadership contest, Podemos has offered to withdraw a motion of no confidence against Mariano Rajoy that it tabled last Friday, if the new socialist leader is prepared to present a motion of his own.

Podemos' organisation secretary, Pablo Echenique, said his party was ready to make the move "if they understand they need to present a PSOE motion, we would withdraw ours".

Earlier on Monday morning, PSOE MP Meritxell Batet, considered to be close to Mr. Sánchez, [said][2] during a radio interview that Podemos ...