Thursday, May 31, 2018

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy Is Expected To Be Defeated In A No-Confidence Vote On Friday. Socialists Prepare For Power

Daily Mail: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy 'will be forced from office' on FRIDAY in humiliating no-confidence motion sparked by corruption scandal

* Vote called after Rajoy's party was caught taking bribes over public contracts
* Pedro Sanchez, leader of the opposition, warned Prime Minister 'your time is up'
* It now appears Sanchez has secured more than 176 votes needed to unseat Rajoy
* Fatal blow came when Basque Nationalist Party turned on its former ally

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to be kicked out of office when a no-confidence vote takes place on Friday.

Pedro Sanchez, leader of the Socialist opposition, called the vote after Rajoy's conservative party was caught taking kickbacks in return for awarding public contracts.

A Basque nationalist party's decisive announcement on Thursday that it would vote in favour of the no-confidence motion has spelled the almost certain end of Prime Minister Rajoy's eight-year rule.

The Basque party's support gives Sanchez 180 votes in parliament to become prime minister, more than the absolute majority of 176 votes he needs to unseat Rajoy.

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WNU Editor: The corruption scandal engulfing Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy's party has finally caught up to all of them. Expect a new Spanish government in the coming days.

More News On Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy Facing A No-Confidence Vote On Friday

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Spain PM Mariano Rajoy faces defeat in Friday no-confidence vote -- BBC
Rajoy likely to be forced out as Spain PM as Basque party turns against him -- The Guardian
Opposition secures enough votes to topple Spain's Rajoy -- Reuters
Spain no-confidence vote: Mariano Rajoy and Pedro Sanchez trade barbs in parliament -- DW
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Basque nationalists 'set to vote against' Spanish PM Rajoy and force him out -- Euronews
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