A teen hit the Spanish prime minister within the head throughout a marketing campaign occasion for Sunday’s normal election.
Footage exhibits the attacker – considered 17 years previous – standing subsequent to Mariano Rajoy earlier than he pummels him, reportedly knocking off his glasses. Mr Rajoy was not significantly damage throughout the assault in Pontevedra in his residence area of Galicia however later appeared with a pink mark on his face. Rajoy despatched a message on Twitter, saying: “I am positive, and on the way in which to a rally in Coruna.”The teen raised his fingers and thumbs into the air in an obvious victory signal as he was arrested.
Improvement Minister Ana Pastor confirmed the assault in a tweet, telling Mr Rajoy she had no phrases “to specific my indignation for the aggression you suffered on the streets of Pontevedra.”
Rajoy’s ruling Folks’s Celebration is predicted to win the election, though it has presided over one of many worst financial slumps in a long time. However it could fall in need of the parliamentary majority it has loved since 2011.
Spain has one of many highest youth unemployment charges within the European Union, with nearly half of all job-seekers underneath 25 unable to search out work.