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After almost a year without a government, the socialist party, currently in an unprecedented mess, delivers the country into the hands of Mariano Rajoy.

Olé! After 314 days, Spain fi- nally has a cabinet. As the dust settles after months of ongoing electoral campaigning, however, what is left is a fragmented and weary country in which Mariano Rajoy has managed to hold on to his seat as prime minister. He was sworn into office in front of the king a few hours before the All Souls’ Day rituals commemorating the dead. Today one can say that Rajoy, who many believed was a goner, has been resurrected.

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