Spain’s parliament confirms Pedro Sánchez as prime minister
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  • 18:28 07 January 2020

Spain’s parliament confirms Pedro Sánchez as prime minister

Spain will have a coalition government for the first time in its modern history — including ministers from the far-left — after parliament confirmed Pedro Sánchez as prime minister by a wafer-thin margin, ONA reports citing Financial Times.

Tuesday’s 167-165 vote, which came after a furious debate in the country’s chamber of deputies, paves the way for Mr Sánchez to be sworn in on Wednesday at the head of a coalition of his Socialists and the radical left Podemos movement.

Zumrud Pashkin

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