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Spanish Lawmakers Reject No-Confidence Vote Against Prime Minister

Spanish lawmakers rejected on Thursday morning a no-confidence motion called by far-right political party VOX against Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his left-wing coalition over their handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

Spanish lawmakers rejected on Thursday morning a no-confidence motion called by far-right political party VOX against Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and his left-wing coalition over their handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

The motion was overwhelmingly rejected by 298 votes and backed by only the 52 lawmakers of VOX, which became the third-largest political force in the 350-seat Spanish parliament last year.

Spain’s opposition leader Pablo Casado announced earlier Thursday that the 88 lawmakers of his conservative Partido Popular party would vote against VOX’s motion and criticized this political party for “wasting everyone’s time” with the debate, as positive cases of COVID-19 keeps rising.

“This motion is one more lie from VOX for Sánchez to remain in Moncloa. Don’t mislead Spaniards, please,” Casado said in reference to the palace where the prime minister’s office is located.

VOX leader Santiago Abascal responded by saying that Casado’s position was showing his party’s true colors. “It seems that today you have removed your mask and you have joined the brutal caricaturizing of VOX,” Abascal said.

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