Spain's government survives no-confidence vote brought by far-right

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Thursday survived a no-confidence motion in parliament, brought by the right-wing populist Vox party as the government grapples with a severe second wave of coronavirus infections.Only 52 lawmakers, all of the Vox party itself, voted in favour of electing Vox party chair Santiago Abascal as new head of government.All remaining 298 lawmakers rejected the motion, which would have required 176 votes in favour to pass.Pablo Casado, leader of the mainstream conservative People’s Party, the country’s largest opposition party, had already said he would not vote…

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