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Spanish Parliament Debates No-Confidence Vote to Oust Prime Minister Sanchez

The Spanish parliament started a no-confidence debate on Wednesday morning, brought by the country’s VOX party, in order to oust Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez because of his government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

The Spanish parliament started a no-confidence debate on Wednesday morning, brought by the country’s VOX party, in order to oust Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez because of his government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

The legislative body is currently hearing arguments for and against the motion before a vote scheduled for Thursday. VOX, which is known as the far-right party of Spain, argues that the Sanchez leftist government must depart because of the way the lockdown measures have severely affected the Spanish economy. If the no-confidence vote were to succeed, it would replace the current government with one led by VOX leader Santiago Abascal.

The conservative Populary Party, which is the one leading the Spanish opposition, has already announced it won’t back VOX. Analysts pointed out that without the Popular Party’s votes, the motion has no chance.

“With victims, outbreaks and infections, the truth is that this no-confidence motion is a waste of time,” Popular Party secretary-general Teodoro García Egea said before the debate.

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