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SPAIN (Agencies) Mariano Rajoy was elected as Prime Minister - or to use the official phrase, President of the Government, not the State - at the General Elections on November 20. He was invested by the Spanish Parliament as such this morning after what is called an Investiture Debate, whereby the political parties with representation state what they will be doing during this legislature. The main opposition will be the PSOE, which has been in government for 16 years. Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba delivered the PSOE's message instead of the former President, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.