Spain's Rajoy accepts mandate from King to form government

July 28, 2016 6:06 PM

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MADRID Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday said he had accepted a mandate from the King to form a government although he did not yet have enough backing to seek the confidence of the parliament.

Rajoy left the date open for such a parliamentary vote to happen and said he would open a round of talks with other parties to try and convince them to vote for his conservative People's Party.

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