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Rajoy stripped of Spanish presidency

01 June 2018 06:47 PM

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ACN | Madrid

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The Spanish government that removed the Catalan executive last October is now getting a taste of its own medicine. Mariano Rajoy was stripped of the Spanish presidency on Friday morning after a motion of no-confidence against him was successful. The voting in the Spanish Congress gathered 180 votes in favor, 169 votes against and 1 abstention. It only became clear the motion would pass on Thursday, after the Catalan pro-independence parties, PDeCAT and ERC, and the Basque Nationalist Party agreed to support it. Mariano Rajoy’s cabinet is now history, and in the coming days will be replaced by a Socialist executive led by party leader Pedro Sánchez.

  • Rajoy stripped of Spanish presidency