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Sanchez Says Rajoy Doesn’t Deserve Spanish Lawmaker Support

  • Acting prime minister set to lose confidence vote in chamber
  • Spain has two months to choose leader or new ballot triggered
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Assessing Political Flux in Both Spain and France

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Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez told caretaker Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy he doesn’t merit the backing of the Spanish Parliament on Wednesday, portraying the candidate as a liar who turned a blind eye to corruption and ran the country in his own narrow interests.

In response, Rajoy joked that if he was as bad as Sanchez made out, it’s difficult to explain how he got almost 8 million votes in winning June’s election. As successive opponents attacked his record in government before a confidence vote tonight, Rajoy sat jotting down notes and sucking on a sweet.