World Against Pedro Sánchez: Spanish parliament rejects censure motion by right-wing extremists
Thousands of indigenous people march to end Colombian violence
Thousands of indigenous people demonstrated in southwestern Colombia on Monday demanding an end to violence, on the day commemorating Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. Clashes also broke out between police and protesters in Chile as hundreds demonstrated in favor of the Mapuche indigenous people on the day known in many countries in the region as the 'Day of the Race.' Dressed in green and red and carrying traditional sticks, the demonstrators converged on the city of Cali where they hope to meet President Ivan Duque. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
The Spanish parliament has rejected a censure motion by the right-wing extremist Vox party against the left-wing government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez. After a two-day debate, the motion was only supported by the 52 MPs of the Vox party on Thursday, all other 298 MPs voted against - including the conservative opposition party Partido Popular (PP).
The PP chairman Pablo Casado called the motion “pure populism”. His party was against “polarization” and against the “break” that Vox wanted. The vote had put the PP under pressure - it had to decide whether to reject the motion and thereby distance itself from the right-wing extremist party, or whether to abstain so as not to alienate Vox voters. The PP rules in several important regions such as Madrid and Andalusia with the support of the Vox party.
Vox party leader Santiago Abascal had described the government of the socialist Sánchez in the run-up to the vote as "the worst government in 80 years". In doing so, he indirectly referred to the time of the republic before dictator Francisco Franco, who was in power in Spain from 1939 to 1975. Abascal also criticized the government's corona crisis management. (afp)
Former FARC rebels march on Colombian capital to demand protection .
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