Spain's ousted PM Mariano Rajoy to step down as conservative party leader

Spain's former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Tuesday he would stand down as leader of the People's Party (PP) after his party was ousted from government in a no-confidence vote from Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez.

"It's best for me, best for the party and best for Spain," Rajoy said to a standing ovation from party members.

The Socialists replaced
the PP as the country's leaders on Friday after parliament passed a no-confidence motion against Rajoy over a slew of corruption cases.


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