Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Ousted in No-Confidence Vote

(From UPI)

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was ousted from office Friday after losing a vote of no confidence in parliament.

Rajoy will be replaced with Pedro Sanchez, the leader of Spain’s opposition Socialist PSOE party, which motioned to remove Rajoy from office.

Sanchez’s motion won the support of 180 lawmakers – four more than the 176 needed in the 350-seat parliament. One lawmaker abstained and 169 others opposed.

This vote of no confidence marks the first time in Spanish democratic history that a head of government has been removed.

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