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Spain's King Asks Rajoy to Form New Government

Spain's King Felipe has asked acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to try to form a government after the second inconclusive election in six months. Rajoy accepted the mandate Thursday, but warned he might fail if opposition parties again refused to back him. His conservative Popular Party (PP) lost its absolute majority in December's election but remains the country's biggest party. It won the June 26 vote with 137 seats out of 350, but still failed to achieve an absolute...

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