Pedro Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez

Socialist Opposition Leader to Take Over Spain’s New Govt

MADRID (AP) — Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez will become Spain’s new prime minister after a no-confidence vote Friday in parliament unseated Mariano Rajoy’s conservative government. He came in vowing to address the “social emergencies” of the country’s citizens after years of austerity measures.

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Popular Party leader listens to speeches during the first day of a motion of no confidence session at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Thursday, May 31, 2018. The lower house of the Spanish parliament is debating whether to end Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s close …

EU in Chaos as Spanish Government Topples

MADRID (AP) — Opposition Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez has won a vote to replace Mariano Rajoy as prime minister, in the first ouster of a serving Spanish leader by parliament in four decades of democracy.