SPANISH POLITICS

Pedro Sánchez’s investiture debate to take place on January 4, 5 and 7

The caretaker prime minister will need to secure an absolute majority at the first vote or a simple majority at the second if his bid to get back into office is to prosper

THE YEAR IN REVIEW

#MostRead of 2019: A rundown of our readers’ favorite features, part 2

From the battle to legalize cannabis in Spain, to the creation of a human-monkey chimera in China, we revisit the most popular stories we published this year

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 31, 2019

PARENTHOOD IN SPAIN

A waiting game for expectant fathers in Spain, with paternity leave about to rise

From January 1, male employees will enjoy 12 paid weeks off work, up from the current eight. While some men are planning to take the full time off, others fear for their jobs

MADRID

“We’re alone,” say parents of Korean student killed in Madrid by falling masonry

Jihyun, 32, died five days before Christmas after being struck on the head by a cornice that was displaced by wind from the regional Culture Department building