Rajoy on the brink

statsman

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In the wake of a series of convictions for corruption including a 33-year sentence for a former PP treasurer, there's a no-confidence debate in PM Mariano Rajoy in the Spanish parliament today.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/31/mariano-rajoy-spain-prime-minister-no-confidence-debate

His future seems to hang on the votes of five Basque deputies who are watching the debate from the sidelines before deciding what way to jump.

https://www.thespainreport.com/articles/1611-180531135715-tension-as-basque-nationalists-silent-on-fate-of-rajoy

Should Rajoy lose the vote, PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez would take over and call a snap election.
 
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Looking like the Basques are offering him an opportunity to resign before they vote.
 
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It would be nice to think that the PP might just go the way of FF, post Bertie.
The way it stands:

Right now, the votes are 170 in favour, 170 against. 6 votes are needed to win. The only two parties left to vote are PDCat (Catalonia) with 8 votes, and Bildu (Euskadi/Navarre) with 2.
Rajoy hasn't the cojones to face the music; seems he's taken the rest of the day off and won't be present for debate.
 
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PD Cat see an opportunity...

PDCat (Catalonia) has said that their support for Sanchez (Socialists, leader of the no-confidence vote) depends on whether his promises to start negotiating with Catalonia to remove the 155 (the central government intervention in Catalonia) and his willingness to release Catalan prisioners that are currently under arrest for actions during the Catalan referendum.
 

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Nice to see them stick to a position for once. petunia
So...what next?

Sanchez in for a while, maybe slide some giveaways through while the country is watching Russia, then a September election?
 

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He is in the middle of a huge constitutional crisis (Catalonia) and a corruption one that will pull in the Euro Bloc and the Spanish President.

I think he has just been sent "the rose message."
 

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Wenger tis 5/1 to get the job...
 

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So...what next?

Sanchez in for a while, maybe slide some giveaways through while the country is watching Russia, then a September election?
He is in the middle of a huge constitutional crisis (Catalonia) and a corruption one that will pull in the Euro Bloc and the Spanish President.

I think he has just been sent "the rose message."
'Sources' now saying he will resign. I'd expect an election before the August shutdown.
 


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