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Montevideo, November 21st 2018 - 00:21 UTC

Tag: Albert Rivera

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    Political storm in Spain: congress will subject PM Rajoy to a no confidence vote this week

    The Congress of Deputies is holding a debate on Thursday on whether Mr Rajoy should be replaced by Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez

    Spanish lawmakers have agreed to subject Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a vote of no confidence this week. It comes in the wake of graft convictions of businesspeople and officials tied to his conservative Popular Party (PP).

  • Saturday, May 26th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Countdown for Rajoy's government: call for fresh elections

    Rajoy called the opposition’s move “opportunist”, and said the no-confidence vote “goes against the stability in Spain and damages the economic recovery”

    Spanish opposition parties have launched a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Partido Popular profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. The Socialist opposition announced a vote of no confidence against the prime minister with the backing of anti-establishment and left-wing parties, while the pro-business Ciudadanos (Citizens) – which had supported the conservative minority government until now – urged Mr Rajoy to call a fresh election.