MADRID - Spain's conservative prime minister and the leader of the opposition aim to agree measures on Monday to stop banks evicting homeowners after a woman's suicide before her property was repossessed caused public outrage.

"No one should be without a home for not being able to pay," Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, leader of the opposition Socialist Party said on Saturday.

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Northern Spanish mortgage lender Kutxabank said it was suspending repossessions after 53-year-old former Socialist councilor Amaia Egana threw herself out of her fourth-story apartment window in Barakaldo in the Basque Country as court officials came up the stairs to evict her on Friday.


Egana's death, the second eviction-related suicide in Spain in recent weeks, added urgency to an agreement reached on Wednesday between the ruling conservative People's Party and the Socialists to seek a bipartisan deal over repossessions.

Graffiti accusing bankers of murder and calling for an end to evictions appeared on some bank branches in the Basque Country on Saturday, Spanish media reported.