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Zapatero gets nod from Spanish parliament to begin second term as PM

Spanish lawmakers approved Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero as prime minister for a second term Friday, formally handing him the challenges of a slumping economy, resurgent Basque militants and governing with no set allies in parliament. Zapatero, whose Socialists won a general election on March 9 but fell short of an absolute majority, failed to garner enough support in parliament in a first vote this week, forcing a second-round ballot, in which the threshold for approval was lower. Full Story

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