Spain’s Leftist Government Faces Vote Of No Confidence

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Spain’s Socialist government led by Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is facing a vote of no confidence brought by the country’s right-wing Vox party.  The Vox party leader, Santiago Abascal, decided to bring the vote after Sánchez reformed laws on sedition which helps take pressure from Catalan separatists.  Abascal convinced former lawmaker Ramón Tamames to bring the no-confidence vote, who would then be named Prime Minister if it were to pass. But Tamames has said that as PM he would only call for a national election in May. Critics of Abascal say the vote is simply a political ploy and unnecessary as a general election is to be held in December.