Spain's Rajoy out. Admits defeat ahead of no confidence vote

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23 June 2018
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Spain's Rajoy out. Admits defeat ahead of no confidence vote
Spain PM admits defeat ahead of no-confidence vote
OK Diario reports two bottles of whisky were drunk before Rajoy hugged the chef and left the restaurant in Madrid where he was holed up all evening yesterday. Mr. Rajoy has not turned up for parliament this morning.
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Spanish media is reporting the Basque party is to vote against prime minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence motion and says this makes it almost certain he will have to step down
Spanish opposition said to have enough votes in parliament to oust PM Rajoy, TVE says
The Moncloa announces that Rajoy will not be in Congress this afternoon in the debate of the motion of censure
Rajoy concludes: "You cannot be Prime Minister because you have never won an election"
Sánchez concludes: "I wish you the best personally, Mr. Rajoy, but in politics, you cannot go on as Prime Minister"
Basque nationalists (PNV) tweet they are still in their extraordinary meeting, "following the motion of no confidence" from their HQ.
Sánchez tells Rajoy he needs to resign, again. Rajoy chucks it right back at him, says Sánchez doesn't currently have the confidence of the house or voters.
Sánchez says he will meet the new First Minister of Catalonia, Quim Torra
Sánchez says he's not going to accept lessons from Rajoy about "my love for my country".
Rajoy says Sánchez's plan "is incredible. It deforms reality".
Rajoy says PSOE challenge "is an exercise in pyrotechnics. You don't have a plan for Spain".
Several reports from Spanish political correspondents on Twitter that Basque nationalists (PNV) are demanding Rajoy resign to stop them voting for Sánchez.
Sánchez offers Rajoy the chance to resign again: "I'm very sorry but you cannot continue to be Prime Minister" after the Gürtel judgement.
Basque Nationalist (PNV) spokesman Aitor Esteban leaves the chamber after listening to Sánchez budget and dialogue remarks.
After promising Basque nationalists he will keep Rajoy's 2018 budget, Pedro Sánchez offers "dialogue" to Catalan separatists.
Pedro Sánchez says new PSOE government would keep the budget the PP is pushing through parliament "out of responsibility". Important signal to Basque nationalists (PNV).
Pedro Sánchez says his plan for government would be based on institutional, budgetary, social and territorial stability.
Video of Rajoy chewing nervously as Pedro Sánchez offers him the chance to resign and put an end to it all
Sánchez (PSOE): "This debate could end right now. Are you ready to resign? Resign and it will all come to an end. Are you going to continue, Mr. Rajoy?". Rajoy appears to be chewing something nervously. "Resign, Mr. Rajoy, resign", says Sánchez
Sánchez: "The Constitution is the keystone of our democracy", adds that the country is faced with the "very grave facts" of the PP's corruption, "that demand a conclusive result from this chamber".
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