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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Mariano Rajoy reelected as Spanish Prime Minister

The conservative Mariano Rajoy was reelected as Prime Minister of Spain on Saturday after his investiture was ratified by Congress.


The Popular Party leader needed to receive more votes in his favor than against, and the Socialist Party's (PSOE) abstention meant he received enough support from Congress members to be invested.

He received 170 votes in his favor, while 111 voted against his reelection and 68 abstained.

"With courage, strength and determination we managed to overcome many of the challenges we had to face in the last four years, and I'm sure we can do the same again," he said after the result was announced.

"I greatly appreciate all the Spanish people who voted for me and I promise I will govern well for everyone, whether they voted for me or not," he added.

He said he had already spoken to King Felipe VI, who is currently attending the 25th Iberoamerican Summit in Colombia, and that they had decided that he is to be sworn in on Friday, after announcing who will form part of his government on Thursday.

Rajoy's victory was made possible by PSOE's decision to abstain instead of continuing to vote against him.
 EFE
29/10/16

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