Spanish lawmaker Pablo Casado celebrates after being chosen as the next leader of Spain’s Popular Party (PP) at the end of a party meeting in Madrid on July 21, 2018. Casado is a lawmaker who has promised “hope” with a generational revamp of the party and a step further to the political right.
Spain’s conservative Popular Party (PP) on Saturday picked Pablo Casado, 37, to replace Mariano Rajoy after the former prime minister was ousted in a no confidence vote in June.
Casado’s rival for the top job, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, told journalists she was conceding the race ahead of the official result announcement after PP deputies cast their ballots in Madrid.
The appointment of Casado, a lawmaker who has promised “hope” with a generational revamp of the party, will be seen as a lurch to the right for the party.
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