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Mariano Rajoy from the Spanish Popular Party (PP), who agreed to stand s a candidate for prime minister's office, said that he would do anything he could to rule the country as a part of the minority government and would exert all necessary efforts to make the government stable.
On August 31 and September 2, Rajoy failed to gain the necessary majority in the parliament at the two rounds of elections as the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) voted against him both times. On Sunday, PSOE said that it would abstain in the upcoming parliamentary vote on the prime minister candidature so that Rajoy could remain in power.
If the prime minister is not appointed till October 31, the new round of nation-wide elections, which will become the third in 2016, must be held on December 25, on Christmas.
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