Rajoy expected to be voted in as PM on Saturday

Socialist’s decision to abstain in investiture vote clears the way to unblock gridlock and prevent new general election

Mariano Rajoy at a press conference on Tuesday announcing that he had accepted King Felipe's invitation to submit to an investiture vote and form a government

SPANISH voters should not have to face a third general election in December, with acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy of the Partido Popular expected to be voted in during an investiture debate this Saturday, October 29.

The main opposition party, the socialist PSOE, agreed last Sunday that all of its deputies should abstain from voting in the second round of this week’s investiture debate, allowing acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy, of the conservative PP, to be re-elected to office.

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