Pedro Sanchez lost a first confidence vote having failed to win backing from an absolute majority in the 350-seat parliament. He now faces a second vote in which he needs just a simple majority –– more yes votes than no –– to remain prime minister.
Far-right party Vox became the third-largest party in Spain's parliament following a national election on Sunday, winning 52 seats, up from 24 at its debut in April.
Meet the candidates running for prime minister: Pedro Sanchez, Pablo Casado, Albert Rivera, Pablo Iglesias and Santiago Abascal.
Right-wing and Catalan separatist lawmakers rejected Spain's draft 2019 budget, a move that could force Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez into calling early elections.
Spain's far-right Vox party won 12 seats in an election in Andalusia Andalusia while polls indicate that current regional leader Susana Diaz will remain far from obtaining an absolute majority.
The appointment of Pablo Casado, a lawmaker who has promised "hope" with a generational revamp of the party, will be seen as a lurch to the right for the Spain's Popular Party.
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