Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was kicked out of office today in a no-confidence vote, paving the way for Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez to take power. Photogenic Sanchez, 46, is known as ‘Mr Handsome’ in Spain and is a close ally of British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. The vote was called after a corruption scandal rocked Spain when Rajoy’s centre-right party was exposed for taking bribes in exchange for lucrative public contracts. Photogenic Sanchez (left), 46, is known as ‘Mr Handsome’ in Spain, looks like Antonio Banderas (right) and is a close ally of British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn Twenty-nine officials have already been jailed for taking bribes from businessman Francisco Correa – with one of the party’s former treasurers jailed for 33 years over the affair, known as the Gurtel case. Rajoy, said it had been ‘an honour’ to serve the country in a speech to Parliament on Friday morning, moments before the vote of no-confidence was passed. He told MPs on Friday: ‘It has been a honor to leave Spain better than I found it. Thank you to all Spaniards and good luck.’ The landmark vote makes Rajoy the first Spanish premier to lose a no-confidence vote since the… Read full this story
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