Rajoy set to win vote
30 October, 2016, 12:00 am
MADRID – Spain’s 10 months without a government should end when parliament grudgingly grants conservative Mariano Rajoy a second term as prime minister.
But political instability may persist as Rajoy’s weak minority government struggles to build support to pass legislation in a hostile parliament.
After two inconclusive elections and months of fruitless attempts at coalition-building, a controversial decision by the opposition Socialists to abstain should allow Mr Rajoy to be confirmed as prime minister in a parliamentary confidence vote.