Madrid — Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he aims to see out the rest of his four-year term after the opposition called a vote of no-confidence in his scandal-plagued administration. "As far as it’s in my power, it is evident that I want the legislature to last four years," Rajoy said on Friday at a televised press conference in Madrid. "That is good. It gives certainty, it gives security, it allows you to govern with a degree of calmness." The People’s Socialist Party (the Socialists), the biggest opposition group, called a vote to oust Rajoy’s minority administration after the National Court convicted former officials from the governing party of running a multi-million-euro racket on his watch. The anti-establishment group Podemos backed the motion, while Ciudadanos (Citizens’ Party) said the prime minister’s position has become "unsustainable" and demanded a snap election. Under Spanish law, deputies can’t simply vote to oust the government and hold elections; they n...

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