The corruption scandal that toppled Spanish Prime Minister and left power in the hands of the Socialists

The corruption scandal that toppled Spanish Prime Minister and left power in the hands of the Socialists

Mariano Rajoy is the first head of government in the history of Spain to lose his position in a motion of censure, voted on Friday

Socialist Pedro Sánchez greets Mariano Rajoy after a vote calling for a change of power in SpainBBC BRAZIL / ReutersMariano Rajoy is the first head of government in the history of Spain to lose office after a motion of censure.In a vote in the morning of Friday, in the Parliament, 180 deputies were in favor of its exit and 169 against (there was one abstention).176 votes were needed (one vote for more than half of the 350 deputies)."It was an honor to be president of the country and leave a better Spain than I found," said Rajoy, who has been in office since 2011.The motion of censure against Rajoy was put forward by opposition leader Pedro Sánchez, who now takes over as Spanish prime minister.The opposition was pushing for the prime minister to leave because of the corruption scandal involving the party of the now former prime minister, the conservative People's Party (PP).The scandal became known as the "Gürtel plot" and is ranked as one of the largest cases of corrup...


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