British Prime Minister Theresa May survives a no-confidence vote brought by colleagues in her governing Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit.
For the first time in Spain's democratic history, women have a majority in the government with 11 of the 17 cabinet posts.
Socialist party head Pedro Sanchez becomes Spain's seventh prime minister after outgoing leader Mariano Rajoy lost a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by a long-running corruption trial.
Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy could be toppled by Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez who needs an absolute majority of 176 votes to become the new prime minister.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who leads Sri Lanka's United National Party (UNP), won the support of 122 members of the 225-member parliament, with 76 voting against him.
A secret ballot on the no-confidence motion increases the chances that African National Congress MPs may vote against the president without fear of losing their jobs.
A motion of no-confidence in President Jacob Zuma brought by opposition parties will be held through a secret ballot. If the motion succeeds, Zuma – in power since 2009 – and his entire cabinet would have to step down.
The country's top Constitutional Court says no-confidence votes can be held in secret against South Africa's President Jacob Zuma.
The opposition's attempt to topple the Social Democrat-led government failed even after the country saw massive anti-corruption protests over the past week.
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