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Spain's conservative Rajoy voted back in power, ending crisis

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Madrid (AFP)

Spain's parliament voted conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy back into power Saturday, ending a rollercoaster, 10-month political crisis despite bitter opposition and divisions.

170 lawmakers voted for Rajoy, 111 against and 68 abstained -- the latter all believed to be Socialist MPs, in line with a reluctant party decision to let its arch-rival govern in order to unblock a protracted political deadlock.

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