Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the much-anticipated Spanish general elections will take place only five days before Christmas, in December 20.

Spanish daily El Pais, reported that many officials from the Popular Party had been expecting a December 13 date, believing December 20 to be too close to Christmas. According to the El Pais, the officials fear that abstention will be high in the forthcoming elections as many Spaniards will likely be on holiday.

Rajoy answered t...

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