Spanish PM Congratulated Over Reelection

Spanish PM Congratulated Over Reelection  Spanish PM Congratulated Over Reelection

President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday congratulated Mariano Rajoy over his reelection as Spain’s prime minister.

In a message to Rajoy, Rouhani referred to the history of bilateral ties and highlighted the two sides’ capacities in political, economic and cultural fields, expressing hope that cooperation between Iran and Spain would expand in all fields of mutual interest during Rajoy’s new term in office, Tasnim News Agency reported.

He also wished health and success for the Spanish prime minister and progress and happiness for his nation.

Rajoy was sworn in for a second term as Spain’s prime minister on October 31, after winning a confidence vote in parliament to end a period of political deadlock in the European country.

The country had been without a fully empowered government since elections last December and again in June produced fragmented parliaments, with party leaders unable to agree on a majority coalition.

Rajoy, whose Popular Party finished first in both elections but lost the majority it had won in 2011, remained as a caretaker, unable to initiate legislation.

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