November 2019 General Election

Vote count gives extra seat to PP, further complicating Pedro Sánchez’s chances

The conservatives have picked up a deputy in the Basque Country, meaning the caretaker PM will need to secure key abstentions or support from another party to retake power

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DRIVE

Authorities in Catalonia clear protests on AP-7 freeway near Girona

Supporters of independence for the northeastern region have been trying to block the road, which links Spain with France, since Monday

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, November 13, 2019

EDITORIAL

A new waiting game in Spain

The deal signed between the Socialist Party and Unidas Podemos to form a coalition government is a step forward, but explanations are still required

November 2019 General Election

Spain: How an “impossible” governing coalition was clinched in an hour

Within two days of Sunday’s repeat election, the Socialist Party and Unidas Podemos struck a deal that they had been unable to agree on for six months

November 2019 general election

Socialists and Unidas Podemos strike preliminary deal to form coalition government

After months of negotiations following the April election, which failed to break the political stalemate, the two party leaders have made an agreement less than 48 hours after Sunday’s vote