cing a vote of no confidence. Spain's parliament debating a motion against Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday. It was filed by the country's anti-austerity party Podemos citing a catalog of corruption scandals that have shaken the ruling people's party over the last few years. The vote's not expected to win the support of the absolute majority needed to force the PM out.
He won re-election last year, and leads a minority government.>>
> The people's party denies that any senior party officials were involved in corruption, saying only a tiny number of its politicians are corrupt and that it's tackling the problem. This vote to be held on Wednesday is seen as a direct challenge to the Socialist Party.
>> Podemoos calls the motion a rally against the BP's use of public coffers and institutions to defend their own interests to the detriments of the electorate. Dozens of its members have been implicated in graft cases over the last few years and months.
Rajoy has been called to testify as a witness at a trial.>>
Podemos hopes to seize their position as the traditional left-wing opposition. The socialists enabled the Prime Minister's reelection last October, after ten months of political deadlock by abstaining in a parliamentary vote