Former Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy applauded after delivering his speech on the second day of the no-confidence motion debate against him at the Lower House in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. He lost to his opposition rival Pedro Sanchez. Photo: EPA

Spain PM Mariano Rajoy voted out in no-confidence motion as Socialist rival Pedro Sanchez steps in

He admitted defeat minutes before the vote, knowing that an absolute majority of lawmakers as diverse as Catalan separatists and Basque nationalists were against him

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Former Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy applauded after delivering his speech on the second day of the no-confidence motion debate against him at the Lower House in the Spanish Parliament in Madrid. He lost to his opposition rival Pedro Sanchez. Photo: EPA
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