Spanish PM Rajoy to face confidence vote in parliament on Friday
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a vote of confidence in his leadership on Friday. Corruption convictions handed down to dozens of people linked to his center-right People’s Party (PP) have threatened Rajoy’s six-year rule, Reuters said. On Monday, Spain’s parliament agreed that the debate and vote would take place on Thursday and Friday, although the opposition Socialists, who proposed the vote, may struggle to garner enough support in the fragmented legislature to unseat Rajoy. Opposition parties are taking advantage of Rajoy’s weakness after 29 people linked to the PM were convicted last Thursday of crimes including influence-peddling and falsifying accounts.