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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Punched In The Head On General Election Campaign Trail

17/12/2015 10:53 GMT | Updated 17/12/2015 10:59 GMT

The prime minister of Spain has been sucker punched in the head by a teenager while out on the campaign trail.

Mariano Rajoy was campaign in the run-up to his country's general election when he was seen speaking with a small crowd in the city of Pontevedra in the Galicia region.

The attacker then proceeded to punch him in the side of the head.

Rajoy later appeared with a red mark on the side of his face where he was punched, although his attacker did not appear to have drawn blood.

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He later tweeted his thanks to supporters for their concern.

Rival candidates also sent Rajoy messages of support following the incident.

A man, who has not yet been identified, has been arrested in connection with the incident.

The Spanish general election takes place on Sunday, when Rajoy’s party is expected to triumph.