He rejected the motion of censure filed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the Spanish House’s Lower House on Wednesday.
In the public, roll-call vote, 82 members supported the proposal to replace the head of government, 170 voted against it, 97 abstained.
The motion of censure was submitted by a party union of the leftist Unidos Podemos, his move to the ruling Conservative People’s Party (PP) in the face of corrupt corruption scandals.
After a vote of confidence, Mariano Rajoy, a journalist leaving the Chamber, said he was satisfied with the result.
Pablo Iglesias, head of Unidos Podemos, despite the rejection decision, believed that they were heading in the right direction to create an alternative majority against the ruling People’s Party in the minority.
At the start of the two-day parliamentary debate lasting a total of 16 hours, Irene Montero, leader of the second largest opposition party, Unidos Podemos, accused the Spanish government of corruption in corruption and ordered dozens of corruption proceedings in alphabetical order in which a politician’s name emerged.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called a “cowardice”, “parody,” a motion of censure against him, which, as he said, was inspired by misunderstandings.
In his motion of censure, Unidos Podemos named Pablo Iglesias as the head of government, who stated in his speech: Mariano Rajoy will become the prime minister of corruption in history.
Politicians were arguing with each other in several circles, and parliamentary factions reacted to the candidate’s words.
Pablo Iglesias has asked the largest opposition party, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), to seek co-operation to replace conservatives.
José Luis Ábalos, a spokesman for the Socialist Party, stressed that although the government deserves a motion of censure against it but its party does not consider the program of Unidos Podemos or Pablo Iglesias a “viable” alternative. Socialist MPs therefore abstained from voting.
In the Spanish Parliament over the last forty years, two votes have been held on the Prime Minister’s vote. The first was in 1980 when the center-left Adolfo Suárez was the head of government. The second in 1987, then the socialist Felipe González was at the helm of the government. In either case, the Parliament did not even trust the Prime Minister.