Spain’s incoming PM warns of unpleasant economic measuresDecember 16th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 16 (IANS) Incoming Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said the measures his government plans to undertake will not be “pleasant”.
Rajoy made the remark Thursday after his meeting with King Juan Carlos II, reported Xinhua.
The prime minister elect was the last among all the party leaders to speak to the King, following his Popular Party’s victory in the Spanish general election Nov 20.
Although he refused to elaborate on what his policies would be almost one month after his election victory, he implied they would include wide-ranging spending cuts.
“We will take decisions that are not pleasant,” Rajoy told the press.
The priority of the incoming government was to reduce the public deficit, he added.
Rajoy added that the situation in Spain was “very difficult” and also highlighted the need for the country to find the route to economic growth and job creation for Spain’s unemployed.
Rajoy will be sworn in Dec 21.
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