Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was punched in the head by an unidentified teen while campaigning in Pontevedra, Spain, on Dec. 16 (video below).
Rajoy was in the middle of a crowd when the 17-year-old boy suddenly clocked him so hard that his (Rajoy's) glasses fell off, notes RT.com.
A People’s Party spokesperson indicated that Rajoy was not seriously injured, but Spain's leader appeared to have a red welt.
“I’m fine, and on the way to a rally in Coruna,” Rajoy later tweeted.
The El Mundo newspaper speculated that the teen, who was arrested by police, may have been connected to the Galician separatist movement or was a radicalized fan of the Pontevedra soccer team, according to RT.com.
The young man said, "I'm glad I did it," after the incident, El Pais newspaper reports.
Rajoy was born in Santiago de Compostela, but Pontevedra is often thought of as his hometown because he grew up there.
Spain is holding its general elections on Dec. 20, and Rajoy’s People’s Party is expected to be victorious, even though unemployment among young people under the age of 25 is almost at 50 percent.