June 2, 2018

Spanish PM Rajoy is booted out of office



Spain’s Parliament has voted to oust Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, over a corruption scandal swirling his party.

Rajoy was removed from office after he failed to garner enough votes to survive a no-confidence motion. The motion placed Socialist leader, Pedro Sanchez, with absolute majority to take power.

The no-confidence vote was proposed by the opposition Socialists. They accused Rajoy of failing to take responsibility for his party’s corruption scandal that includes charges of money laundering and tax crimes.

Rajoy’s chance of surviving the vote was minimized on Thursday after the Basque Nationalist Party said it would support the motion.

PressTV

Related,
Pedro Sánchez becomes the new prime minister of Spain - El País
Game over: Spanish PM Rajoy ousted in no-confidence vote (video) - RT

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German court gives itself a month to decide on Puigdemont's extradition - El Nacional

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