World Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM amid corruption scandal

19:11  03 june  2018
19:11  03 june  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain's prime minister after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a vote of no confidence.

The socialist came to power at a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid presided over by the country's King Felipe VI.

On Friday, Mr Sanchez successfully persuaded Spanish MPs to back a move to remove the former head of government in the wake of a corruption scandal.

Pedro Sanchez lines up with Felipe VI and former PM Mariano Rajoy at the investiture© Reuters Pedro Sanchez lines up with Felipe VI and former PM Mariano Rajoy at the investiture

The vote of no-confidence came after 29 former members of Mr Rajoy's conservative Popular Party were convicted of corruption last week.

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Although the parliament voted 180-169 on Friday to replace Mr Rajoy's government with one led by Mr Sanchez, the Socialists have just 84 seats in the 350-seat parliament.

It will mean his minority government will be supported by a disparate group of parties with minority interests.

Spain's Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez waves as he arrives at Parliament to attend the final day of a motion of no confidence debate in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez© Reuters Spain's Socialist (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez waves as he arrives at Parliament to attend the final day of a motion of no confidence debate in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

The Catalan government said in a statement on Friday afternoon that its new cabinet members would take office on Saturday at 10.30am.

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Under the terms of its rule, Madrid is obliged to devolve power back to the Catalan government once it is fully constituted and its cabinet members named.

Mr Sanchez has already said he wants to "build bridges" with Catalonia's new separatist government, headed by Quim Torra.

Mr Rajoy imposed direct rule on the region in October, following a referendum on independence which the Spanish government considered illegal.

Spain's new Prime Minister and Socialist party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez swears in during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, June 2, 2018.  Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS© Reuters Spain's new Prime Minister and Socialist party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez swears in during a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain, June 2, 2018. Emilio Naranjo/Pool via REUTERS

Catalan pro-independence party Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) member Joan Tarda said his decision to take part in the move to oust Mr Rajoy had been motivated by views on the former PM.

He said: "Our 'Yes' to Sanchez is a 'No' to Rajoy."

But while Mr Sanchez's appointment could have implications for Catalonia, it is unlikely to rock the status quo in Europe as the new leader of the eurozone's fourth biggest economy is a staunch supporters of the EU and the shared currency.

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The new prime minister has vowed to fight corruption and help Spaniards affected by years of public spending cuts under Mr Rajoy's government.

Spain's new Prime Minister and Socialist party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez shakes hands with ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after a motion of no confidence vote at parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018.   Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Pool via REUTERS© Reuters Spain's new Prime Minister and Socialist party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez shakes hands with ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after a motion of no confidence vote at parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Pool via REUTERS

He has also pledged to hold an election soon, but is yet to set a date.

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