Historic Swearing-In

New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez took the oath of office this weekend before King Felipe.

It was the first time a censure motion in parliament changes the country’s leader of government.

The swearing-in was also the first one without a Bible and a crucifix next to the Constitution.

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© Spanish Royal Household.

Sánchez, a Socialist, acknowledged the King and pledged loyalty to him, but did not bow as many monarchists do.

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