April 26, 2016 / 6:02 PM / a year ago

Spain's Rajoy says still lacks support to be re-elected Prime Minister

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday said he had told King Felipe he still lacked the necessary support to be re-elected, leaving the monarch with no other option than calling a new general election for June.

Spanish acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a news conference at Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, April 26, 2016. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Earlier on Tuesday, Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez had also said he was not in a position to seek the confidence of the parliament and that a new vote was inevitable.

Reporting by Julien Toyer; Editing by Sarah White

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