Government transitions

Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez faces his second chance to win the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament to form a government this week. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 25, 2019 - 6:47 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spanish politics (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Spain's caretaker prime minister has failed to receive parliamentary backing to form another government, setting off a two-month countdown to a possible new election. Pedro Sánchez needed more "yes" than "no" votes from the...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:59 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister has a second chance Thursday to win the endorsement of Parliament and form a government. Pedro Sánchez needs more "Yes" than "No" votes from the 350-member lower house. On Tuesday, he failed to reach the more difficult threshold of a majority of all...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:57 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister has a second chance to win the endorsement of Parliament and form a government. Pedro Sánchez needs more "Yes" than "No" votes on Thursday from the 350-member lower house. On Tuesday, he failed to reach the more difficult threshold of a majority of all...
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Larry the Downing Street cat waits for Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to arrive in Downing Street, London, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Boris Johnson has replaced Theresa May as Prime Minister, following her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 24, 2019 - 10:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has seen this production before. Before Wednesday, the monarch has had 13 people form a government for her since becoming queen in 1952. That means Boris Johnson was the 14th prime minister of her reign so far. Here's a look at the British power handover: MAY'S...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is watched by her husband Philip as she speaks outside 10 Downing Street, London before leaving for Buckingham Palace where she will hand her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Boris Johnson will replace May as Prime Minister later Wednesday, following her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the Brexit withdrawal agreement she struck with the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
July 24, 2019 - 7:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson officially becoming Britain's new prime minister (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Buckingham Palace says that Theresa May has tendered her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II, clearing the way for Boris Johnson to become the new prime minister of the United...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez arrives at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Sánchez will seek the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament ahead of this week's confidence votes for him to form a new government. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 23, 2019 - 1:09 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister is seeking support in Parliament to form a government. Pedro Sánchez enters Tuesday's parliamentary vote after falling short at the recent general election of getting the required absolute majority in the 350-member lower house. Sánchez's Socialists...
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Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez gives a speech during the parliamentary debate at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, July 22, 2019. Sánchez will seek the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament on Monday ahead of this week's confidence votes for him to form a new government. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
July 22, 2019 - 1:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — The clock is ticking for Spain's caretaker prime minister to win the backing of left-wing rivals that he needs to keep his Socialist party in power. Pedro Sánchez addressed the lower house of the Spanish parliament Monday, ahead of the first of two chances he will have this week to...
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A TV screen shows the live broadcast of Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez speech at the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Spain, Monday, July 22, 2019. Sánchez will seek the endorsement of the Spanish Parliament on Monday ahead of this week's confidence votes for him to form a new government. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
July 22, 2019 - 8:39 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister will face important parliamentary votes this week that will either endorse his Socialist Party to form a new government, or push the country closer to a possible fourth general election in five years and even more political instability. Pedro...
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July 19, 2019 - 11:44 am
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges 60-year-old George...
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FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019, file photo, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha smiles and talks reporters before a meeting at the government house in Bangkok, Thailand. The leader of Thailand's military government has revoked a number of special executive legal orders and vowed to stop issuing more as he prepares to lead the next elected civilian government. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
July 10, 2019 - 5:12 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday officially named his new Cabinet, a mix of members of the military government he headed after leading a 2014 coup and key politicians who helped him assemble a majority in the House of Representatives after March elections. Prayuth...
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