Spain's Rajoy claims right to form government after poll win

Leader of the Popular Party (PP) and Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy (C) waves at supporters as the general election results come in in Madrid on June 26, 2016Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would make a push for power after his conservatives won more seats in parliament in a repeat general election on Sunday, even though it still fell short of a majority. The Socialists held on to second place like in December, though with just 85 seats, their worst score in modern history. The far-left Unidos Podemos coalition came third with 71 seats, reversing pre-election expectations that it could leapfrog over the Socialists and replace them as the main left-wing force.

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