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Spain’s Rajoy to Unveil Cabinet Tomorrow After Winning Vote

December 20, 2011

Dec. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Spanish Prime Minister-elect Mariano Rajoy will name his Cabinet tomorrow as he takes office a month after securing a mandate to overhaul Spain’s economy backed by the largest majority in three decades.

Rajoy will be sworn in before King Juan Carlos and announce the members of his Cabinet later in the day, he told reporters today in Parliament after winning an inaugural confidence vote. He won 187 of 350 votes as two deputies from other groups joined the 185 lawmakers of Rajoy’s People’s Party.

Rajoy, who has given no details on his government’s makeup, pledged spending cuts and an overhaul of the stagnant economy in an inaugural debate yesterday. The first Cabinet meeting is scheduled for Dec. 23, and a week later the government will approve emergency spending cuts and an increase in public pensions, he said yesterday.

--Editors: Jeffrey Donovan, James Hertling

To contact the reporter on this story: Emma Ross-Thomas in Madrid at erossthomas@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net


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