King Sets New Government In Motion

King Felipe today tapped Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to continue leading Spain’s government.

Rajoy’s Popular Party has won two elections, but not enough to form a government on its own.

In recent weeks, Socialists decided to allow Rajoy to stay in power, breaking a months-long political stalemate.

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The King with Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

Yesterday and today, the King met with the leaders of numerous parties to set the stage for a vote in parliament.

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The King with Albert Rivera, leader of Cuidadanos. © Casa de S.M. el Rey

The King has summoned political leaders to Zarzuela Palace several times in recent months amid the impasse.

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