Socialist Sanchez the new Spanish Prime Minister

Socialist Sanchez the new Spanish Prime Minister

Pedro Sanchez is Spain’s new prime minister.

He replaces the outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy who lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial involving members of his centre-right party.

Socialist party head Sanchez becomes Spain’s seventh Prime Minister since its return to democracy in the late 1970s following the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

But Rajoy’s departure after six years in office casts one of the European Union’s top four economies into an uncertain political landscape, just as another - Italy - pulled back from early elections.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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