King Felipe VI of Spain sits next to Queen Letizia of Spain, Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia (not visible) (L-R) during a ceremony to inaugurate the XII Legislature at Parliament in Madrid, Spain Nov. 17, 2016. REUTERS/Susana Vera
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Spain's king Thursday urged an end to the graft scandals that have long plagued his nation, as he opened a new session of parliament after nearly a year of political paralysis.The parliamentary opening comes just weeks after conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took power again following 10 months of political limbo.Rajoy's comeback was only made possible after the Socialist party decided to abstain in a crunch parliamentary confidence vote in October, instead of voting against him.But unlike in 2011 when he came to power with an absolute majority, the PP only has 137 out of 350 MPs, meaning Rajoy will have to negotiate every bill with the opposition.Among the opposition are 71 lawmakers from a coalition made up of Podemos and smaller, former communist party Izquierda Unida, many of whom are anti-monarchy and showed it Thursday.
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