- The center-right Mariano Rajoy on Monday for the second time sworn in as prime minister of Spain. The 61-year-old took the oath in front of King Felipe VI. It was the king for the first time he installed a government leader. Felipe VI succeeded his father Juan Carlos I in 2014.
Rajoy of the conservative People's Party (PP) was prime minister in late 2011. The PP in 2015 lost the majority in the Spanish parliament.
With the arrival of the second cabinet Rajoy comes provisionally end a political deadlock that has lasted ten months. There are two parliamentary elections that produced no majority for a stable government. To avoid a third ballot in this impasse, the weekend is a big part of the group of socialist PSOE Rajoy given the chance to form a second government. He presents his ministerial team Thursday afternoon.