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What happens to a country without a government? Take a look at Spain.

The country's bureaucracy continues to trundle on, but the deadlock exposes political and economic risks that could have long-term effects – both positive and negative.

It's been more than four months since Spain's inconclusive parliamentary election left the country without a government. But around Plaza de Colón and Plaza Alonso Martinez, where several of Spain's ministries are located, no one seems to worry.

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