Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as prime minister

Spain's Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez walks with fellow party members Jose Luis Abalos and Adriana Lastras as he arrives at Parliament to attend the final day of a motion of no confidence debate in Madrid, Spain. Picture: REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (Reuters) – Socialist Pedro Sanchez took over as Spain’s prime minister, after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his center-right party. Socialist party head Sanchez becomes Spain’s seventh Prime Minister since its return to democracy in the late 1970s following the dictatorship […]

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