Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been forced out of office by a no-confidence vote in parliament.
Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez, who filed the motion after Mr Rajoy’s party was implicated in a corruption scandal, will become prime minister.
“We’re going to sign a new page in the history of democracy in our country,” Mr Sánchez said ahead of Friday’s vote.
Mr Rajoy is the first prime minister in modern Spanish history to be defeated in a no-confidence motion.
The leader of the conservative People’s Party has been prime minister since 2011.
During the second day of debate on Friday, Mr. Rajoy admitted facing defeat and told MPs that it has been “an honour to leave a better Spain than I found”.
The vote was called because Sánchez says Mr. Rajoy, 63, had failed to take responsibility for his party’s involvement in the scandal, which hit the headlines again last week after one of its former treasurers was given a 33-year jail sentence.