Spain may faces third general election as Rajoy loses confidence vote, Mariano Rajoy, Rajoy loses confidence Vote, Spain Re-election schedule 2016 in December, Spain general election schedule/dates/timeline 2016

Spain may faces third general election as Rajoy loses confidence vote, Mariano Rajoy, Rajoy loses confidence Vote, Spain Re-election schedule 2016 in December, Spain general election schedule/dates/timeline 2016

Spain faces a third general election after acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy failed to gain enough support on Wednesday in the investiture.

  1. The People's Party (PP) leader Rajoy obtained 170 votes in favor and 180 against after 11 hours of debate at the Spanish Congress of Deputies. He needed an absolute majority in this first attempt, the support of 176 members of the Congress of Deputies.
  2. Rajoy had the support of centre-right party Ciudadanos (32 seats) and regional party Coalicion Canaria (one seat) while on the other hand, another six political parties voted against, including the main opposition party, Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE), whose leader Pedro Sanchez had already announced his opposition to a government led by Rajoy.
  3. Left wing Unidos Podemos (71 seats) and regional parties ERC (nine seats), PDC (eight seats), PNV (five seats), EH Bildu (two seats) voted against.

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