June 1, 2018 / 8:39 AM / a year ago

Spain's no confidence motion to be voted at 11:01 am

MADRID, June 1 (Reuters) - Spain’s no confidence motion, which will remove Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from office after more than six years at the head of the government, will be voted on at 11:01 am (0901 GMT), Parliament speaker Ana Pastor said on Friday.

In a brief speech before the house took a break ahead of the vote, Rajoy congratulated Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who will assume the prime minister position after the no-confidence motion wins an expected absolute majority. (Reporting by Paul Day; Editing Jesus Aguado)

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