May 25, 2018 / 11:28 AM / 6 months ago

Spain's Socialists to call snap election if they win no confidence vote

FILE PHOTO: Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez speaks during the national congress in Madrid, Spain June 18, 2017. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Friday said it would call a snap election if his party was to win the no confidence vote it put forward against Prime Minister Mariano over a graft case involving members of his People’s Party.

“Our motion of confidence has been put forward to form a socialist government and recover political and institutional normality. But we would then call snap elections as soon as possible,” Sanchez told a news conference.

Reporting By Jesús Aguado and Raquel Castillo; editing by Julien Toyer

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