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Spain's Rajoy to face confidence vote in week of August 30

Source: Reuters - Thu 18th Aug 2016
Spain's Rajoy to face confidence vote in week of August 30

Spain's lower house of parliament will begin to discuss acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's bid for a second term in office on Aug. 30, the house speaker said on Thursday, meaning he will likely face a confidence vote the following day.

The Spanish parliament usually stages a debate to invest a prime minister before holding a vote on their plan for a government the next day.

If the candidate fails to secure an absolute majority on the floor of the 350-seat lower house - at least 176 votes - then a second vote is held 48 hours later. At the second vote, the candidate only needs a simple majority of votes cast.

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