02:48 GMT +316 December 2017
Listen Live
    Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes his oath during a ceremony at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, October 31, 2016

    Rajoy Swears Oath as Reelected Spanish Prime Minister

    © REUTERS/ Chema Moya/POOL
    Politics
    Get short URL
    0 48

    Mariano Rajoy, the Popular Party's (PP) leader, who was approved as Spanish prime minister, took his oath at Zarzuela Palace.

    MADRID (Sputnik) — Mariano Rajoy, the Popular Party's (PP) leader, took his oath as the country’s prime minister earlier on Monday at Zarzuela Palace.

    This was the first time King Felipe VI presided at the oath taking ceremony after becoming the state’s leader in June 2014. Parliament speaker Ana Pastor and acting Spanish Justice Minister Rafael Catala were present at the ceremony.

    On Saturday, Spain’s lower house of parliament known as the Congress of Deputies approved the appointing Rajoy, who sought reelection as the country's prime minister.

    Rajoy’s candidacy was upheld by 170 votes, 68 lawmakers abstained from voting and 111 voted against. The second round of voting required a simple majority to grant Rajoy his second term in office.

    On Sunday, King Felipe VI signed the royal decree on appointing Rajoy the prime minister.

    Related:

    Spanish Parliament Approves Mariano Rajoy’s Premiership in 2nd Round of Voting
    Rajoy Loses First Round of Spain's Parliament Vote to Secure PM's Post
    Leader of Spanish Popular Party Rajoy Agrees to Stand as Candidate for PM
    Suspect Says Rajoy Knew of Valencia's Corruption Schemes
    Tags:
    Mariano Rajoy, Spain
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment