RikH 5pts You miss the point that Rajoy is toxic even for parts of the traditional voterbase of his own party (corruption). As well as having him aboard means that the Catalunya issue because of fully confrontational policies is likely to form other crisis material. His party simply will have to dump him before any coalition with another party is possible.Most likely a new election will be required after that. While beforehand it is made clear to the resp. voterbases that least worse scenarios will come into play (coalition with parties for which there is an aversion with its own voterbase, on a the least aversion basis.National coalition between the 2 traditionals is imho long term killing for the 2 traditionals. So probably either C-PP (without Rajoy cs) or Lefties-C. Getting Podemos on board will be a big hit for the countries credibility both local and international. Issue if the 2 possibilities will have a majority.