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Spain’s former PM Mariano Rajoy to stand down as leader of the people’s party

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Spain’s former PM Mariano Rajoy to stand down as leader of the people’s party: MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday he would stand down as leader of the People’s Party (PP) after his party was ousted from government in a no-confidence vote from Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez.

Spain’s former PM Mariano Rajoy to stand down as leader of the people’s party

Mariano Rajoy takes his seat at Parliament before the vote on a no confidence motion in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
Mariano Rajoy takes his seat at Parliament before the vote on a no confidence motion in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

Spain’s ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leaves the chamber after a motion of no confidence vote at parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018.

Spain's ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leaves the chamber after a motion of no confidence vote at parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Pool via REUTERS
Spain’s ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leaves the chamber after a motion of no confidence vote at parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Pool via REUTERS

“It’s best for me, best for the party and best for Spain,” Rajoy said to a standing ovation from party members.

The Socialists replaced the PP as the country’s leaders on Friday after parliament passed a no-confidence motion against Rajoy over a slew of corruption cases.

 

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