Rajoy set to win vote

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.

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