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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ousted

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy looks down while speaking at a press conference
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Photo: Hristo Rusev/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of power in a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Friday, after a Spanish court ruling that Rajoy's party financially benefited from an illegal kickback scheme.

What's next: Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who has promised to implement policies that will address unemployment and poverty levels, is expected to take office immediately.