Rajoy Sworn In As Prime Minister By King Of Spain


Mariano Rajoy was sworn in as Spain’s Prime Minister by King Felipe VI and in the presence of the acting Minister for Justice, Rafael Catalá, as Commissioner for Oaths, on Monday at Zarzuela Palace.

King Felipe VI signed the appointment of Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister on Sunday, which was published on Monday, in the Official State Gazette (Spanish acronym: BOE).

Mariano Rajoy swore his oath over a copy of the Spanish Constitution and a copy of the Bible.

The ceremony was also attended by the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Ana Pastor; the Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament, Pío García Escudero; and the Presidents of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Pérez de los Cobos, and the Supreme Court and General Council of the Judiciary (Spanish acronym: CGPJ), Carlos Lesmes.

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