Rajoy re-elected as Prime Minister of Spain; thousands of opponents took to protest

Рахой переизбран премьером Испании; тысячи противников вышли на акции протеста

The leader of the center-right popular party of Mariano Rajoy has received a mandate from the Spanish Parliament to form a government, reports El Pais.

During the re-vote on 29 October for his appointment voted by 170 deputies, 111 were against and 68 abstained.

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The Parliament building, near which took place the rally of opponents of the party of Rajoy, guarded by thousands of police.

Officially, the mandate of the Prime Minister should confirm the king of Spain Felipe VI.

As reported TASS, thousands of people in the Spanish capital on Saturday taking part in the protests of “Surround the Congress” against the election of an acting Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, Chairman of the government of the Kingdom.

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The congregation marched through the centre of Madrid and arrived to the building of the Congress of deputies (lower house of Parliament), it must pass a vote for the candidate for Rajoy, who is also the leader of the national party (NP). Participants of the rally chanted “No to the mafia”, “NP deceiving and does not speak.” Ensure order during the protest, thousands of law enforcement officers.

In the General elections in December 2015 and June 2016, none of the parties has not received enough seats in Parliament to form the Cabinet alone.

Rajoy all this time was in the status of the acting Prime Minister.