Mariano Rajoy Brey is a Spanish politician who served as Prime Minister of Spain from 2011 to 2018, when a vote of no confidence ousted his government. On 5 June 2018, he announced his resignation as People's Party leader
Rajoy was appointed Prime Minister with the votes of Citizens and the abstention of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party. Rajoy's second term has been marked by economic recovery and a drop in unemployment, but with growing issues of precariety and the challenge of stagnating salaries.
Following a court ruling after Gürtel scandal, the leader of PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, promoted a motion of no confidence against Rajoy to be voted on Friday, 1 June. In the debate of the previous day, a sufficient number of deputies expressed their intention to support it.Rajoy lost this motion,and was succeeded as Prime Minister by Sánchez.