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International News
Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM
 
(Madrid, June 02, 2018):Spanish Socialist Pedro Sanchez was on Saturday sworn in as the new Prime Minister, a day after ousting scandal-hit political rival Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote.

Sanchez, 46, of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party was sworn in by King Felipe VI at the royal residence at the Palacio de a Zarzuela near Madrid.

Sanchez is an atheist and took the oath to protect the Constitution without a bible or crucifix -- a first in Spain's modern history, the BBC reported.

He promised to "faithfully fulfil" his duties "with conscience and honour, with loyalty to the king, and to guard and have guarded the constitution as a fundamental state rule".

The Socialist leader won the support of six other parties to remove Rajoy over a massive corruption scandal. Rajoy was present at the ceremony, shook Sanchez's hand and wished him good luck.

Rajoy had been in power since 2011 as the head of the Popular Party (PP). On Friday, he became the first leader in Spain's modern democracy to lose a no-trust vote in Parliament.

His party has been plagued with corruption allegations for years and he had faced the humiliation of testifying in cases against its members, though he was not among the accused.

Sanchez automatically became Rajoy's replacement after presenting the motion which led to Rajoy and his right-wing party losing power in the wake of the result of the "Gurtel" corruption trial on May 24, in which the PP was found guilty of having benefited economically from wide-scale cash-for-favours scandal.

As Spain's new leader, whose party only has a quarter of the seats in Parliament, Sanchez now has to decide who to include in his cabinet and is expected to name them next week, the report said.


Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ends officially
White House spokesperson Sanders says she was kicked out of restaurant
Germany: Huge explosion rips through apartment building, leaves 25 injured
Boko Haram raid kills five in Nigeria: residents
Musharraf says he has not quit politics
UN slams Trump over child detentions
Trump tells GOP to 'stop wasting their time' on immigration
Turkey hits back at Trump, imposes tariffs on US goods worth $1.8 bn
Israeli Prime Minister's wife charged with fraud
Iran lawyer arrested after claiming executed man innocent
UK PM calls US images of migrant children 'deeply disturbing'
Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'
S Korea, US confirm suspending military drills
Iraq force accuses US of killing 22 of its fighters in Syria
Merkel gets ultimatum from hardline ally over migrants
Nigeria: 31 people killed in twin suicide blasts
1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
Pakistan SC bars Musharraf from contesting election
N Korea no longer a nuclear threat: Trump
Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
I am a big flop actor: Karan Johar
 (Mumbai, May 5, 2018): Filmmaker Karan Johar is in mood to take up full-fledged acting jobs.  
Bittersweet moment for us: Akshaye on Vinod Khanna's Dadasaheb Phalke honour
Happy Sonam is getting married, Anand a great guy: Harshvardhan Kapoor
Auctioning 'Rustom' costume for good cause: Akshay Kumar
KERALA NEWS
Kerala among 13 states on thunderstorm alert
 (New Delhi, May 7, 2018): Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likel
Kerala Karshaka Jadha Opens to a Great Beginning / Video
Malappuram press club attack: RSS workers nabbed
Workers injured in mudslide at construction site
NATIONAL NEWS
Dantewada: Goods train derailed, Naxal hands suspected
 (Dantewada, June 24, 2018):Eight coaches and engine of a goods train travelling through Dante
GST rides on federalism: Narendra Modi
15 Killed, 10 Injured as Tractor-trolley Falls Into Canal in Telangana
AP will be torn apart if 'monkey gangs' come to power: CM
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