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Pedro Sánchez, new Spanish PM as Rajoy forced out of job Pedro Sánchez, new Spanish PM as Rajoy forced out of job
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Opposition punished the government after courts ruled Partido Popular profited from a cash-for-contracts scandal Opposition punished the government after courts ruled Partido Popular profited from a cash-for-contracts scandal
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Rajoy is the first prime minister in modern Spanish history to be defeated by a no-confidence motion. Rajoy is the first prime minister in modern Spanish history to be defeated by a no-confidence motion.
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<strong>Spain’s Partido Popular (PP) government losed a no-confidence vote in parliament, and the centre-left Socialist party PSOE took power.</strong>  <strong>Spain’s Partido Popular (PP) government lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, and the centre-left Socialist party PSOE took power.</strong>
Pedro Sánchez was elected new Spanish PM after his party, PSOE, won a no-confidence motion with the support of 180 MPs – four more than the 176 needed in the 350-seat parliament. There was one abstention and 169 MPs, from PP and Ciudadanos, opposed it (<a href="https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/05/31/inenglish/1527781254_686740.html">El País in English</a>). Pedro Sánchez was elected new Spanish PM after his party, PSOE, won a no-confidence motion with the support of 180 MPs – four more than the 176 needed in the 350-seat parliament. There was one abstention and 169 MPs, from PP and Ciudadanos, opposed it (<a href="https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/05/31/inenglish/1527781254_686740.html">El País in English</a>).
An announcement from PNV (Basque Nationalist Party) on Thursday afternoon that it would vote in favour of the motion implied the termination of prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s mandate, and anticipated the collapse of PP's minority government via a parliamentary vote (<a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/mariano-rajoy-spain-no-confidence-vote-corruption-case-psoe-pedro-sanchez-a8377426.html">The Independent</a>). An announcement from PNV (Basque Nationalist Party) on Thursday afternoon that it would vote in favour of the motion implied the termination of prime minister Mariano Rajoy’s mandate, and anticipated the collapse of PP's minority government via a parliamentary vote (<a href="https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/mariano-rajoy-spain-no-confidence-vote-corruption-case-psoe-pedro-sanchez-a8377426.html">The Independent</a>).
Rajoy’s government, which has ruled for nearly eight years, has been badly damaged by a court verdict that identified it as a beneficiary of a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme (<a href="https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/spanish-pm-mariano-rajoy-faced-confidence-vote-55430385">ABC News</a>). Rajoy’s government, which has ruled for nearly eight years, has been badly damaged by a court verdict that identified it as a beneficiary of a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme (<a href="https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/spanish-pm-mariano-rajoy-faced-confidence-vote-55430385">ABC News</a>).
Rajoy is the first prime minister in modern Spanish history to be defeated by a no-confidence motion. Rajoy is the first prime minister in modern Spanish history to be defeated by a no-confidence motion.
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Corruption, Current Affairs, Elections, Europe, Spain Corruption, Current Affairs, Elections, Europe, Spain
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corruption, Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Sanchez corruption, Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Sanchez
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