A calamitous storm has killed at least 13 people in Spain and left five others missing, as well as causing rivers to overflow their banks and contaminating vast agricultural areas in eastern Spain with salty seawater.
Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez bags 167 votes in 350-seat assembly compared to 165 against, with a decisive 18 abstentions by Catalan and Basque separatist lawmakers.
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.
Interim centre-left prime minister lost a majority vote on Sunday but now simply needs to get more yes votes than no to secure his preferred government.
Neither the left nor the right bloc are anywhere near an absolute majority in the 350-seat assembly following Sunday's polls.
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.
Hundreds of people packed a square in front of Catalonia's regional government headquarters in Barcelona for a rally by the centre-right, pro-union Ciudadanos party.
Supreme Court jails nine separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years for sedition over banned 2017 referendum and independence declaration, sparking angry protests in Barcelona.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his country needs to hold a new general election on November 10 after he was unable to win support from other parties for another term.
The floods have so far claimed six lives in Spain, with train and air services were disrupted.
More than 100 migrants stranded off the Italian coast cannot find a home, as Italy refuses to let them ashore until EU states offer them sanctuary.
Talks between Pedro Sanchez's Socialists and Podemos have proved difficult and tensions between the two parties have reached a new high, with both camps suggesting talks were all but dead amid mutual reproach.
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