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Pedro Sánchez is new Spanish PM as Rajoy forced out of job Pedro Sánchez is 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 ruling Partido Popular (PP) government has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, <a href="http://www.dw.com/en/pedro-sanchez-seizes-historic-opportunity-to-become-spains-prime-minister/a-44048469">and the centre-left Socialist party PSOE</a> has taken power. (DW)</strong> <strong>Spain’s ruling Partido Popular (PP) government has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, <a href="http://www.dw.com/en/pedro-sanchez-seizes-historic-opportunity-to-become-spains-prime-minister/a-44048469">and the centre-left Socialist party PSOE</a> has taken power. (DW)</strong>
Pedro Sánchez, a former professor of economics, will replace Mariano Rajoy as Spanish prime minister after Sánchez's party, PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español), won a no-confidence motion with the support of 180 MPs – four more than the 176 needed in the 350-seat parliament. Pedro Sánchez, a former professor of economics, will replace Mariano Rajoy as Spanish prime minister after Sánchez's party, PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español), 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 from Coalición Canaria and 169 MPs, from PP, Ciudadanos, Unión del Pueblo Navarro and Foro Asturias, opposed the motion <em>(</em><a href="https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/05/31/inenglish/1527781254_686740.html"><em>El País</em> in English</a> and <a href="https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2018/06/01/actualidad/1527840121_792006.html"><em>El País</em> in Spanish</a>). There was one abstention from Coalición Canaria and 169 MPs, from PP, Ciudadanos, Unión del Pueblo Navarro and Foro Asturias, opposed the motion <em>(</em><a href="https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/05/31/inenglish/1527781254_686740.html"><em>El País</em> in English</a> and <a href="https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2018/06/01/actualidad/1527840121_792006.html"><em>El País</em> in Spanish</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 (<em><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>)</em>.  An announcement from PNV (Basque Nationalist Party) on Thursday May 31 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 (<em><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>)</em>.
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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