Acting Spanish PM may head to investiture vote without support of Unidas Podemos

The leader of the anti-austerity party, Pablo Iglesias, warned that Pedro Sánchez will not have enough votes to be sworn in on the first round of voting, which is likely to take place on July 16


From homeless to Congress: Meet the Spanish deputy who used to sleep on the street

Socialist lawmaker Luc André Diouf was once an irregular immigrant with nowhere to live, now he is a newly-elected member of parliament committed to fighting the rise of the far right


The Socialist lawmaker who sat flanked by the far right for seven hours

Veteran Catalan politician José Zaragoza spent the inaugural session of Congress in the midst of Vox legislators, who had occupied the seats normally used by his own party


Thousands of citizens pay respects to Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba in Congress

Along with some of Spain’s top politicians and heads of state, around 8,000 waited in line to file past the coffin in the lower house of parliament at the weekend


Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, a key figure in Spanish politics, dies aged 67

The former deputy prime minister in the Socialist Party government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, has passed away in Madrid after suffering a stroke earlier in the week


Spain introduces new rental rules with more safeguards for tenants

Contract periods are extended, price hikes are contained, and evictions must first be notified with social services


Could Spain be headed toward a ‘Super Sunday,’ with four elections in a day?

PM Pedro Sánchez is due to announce a date for a general election, but there are many in his party who want to avoid it coinciding with local, regional and European polls


Two migrant children die on Mediterranean crossing to Spain

Meanwhile, the humanitarian ship ‘Open Arms’ is headed for Algeciras with 310 people aboard


Spanish Cabinet meets in Barcelona despite protests and road blocks

Thousands of supporters of Catalan independence have joined an evening march that began at 6pm


Spain’s center-right mulls deal with Vox to gain control of Andalusia

Socialist Party suffers an unexpected setback as it stands to get ousted after 36 years in power


Spain’s Podemos: from street protests to governing deals in four years

After a much-publicized budget deal, Pablo Iglesias sets his sights on governing with the Socialists in 2020


Spain’s PM and Podemos leader sign deal for biggest wage hike in 40 years

But the success of the socially progressive budget plan depends on uncertain support from Brussels and from Catalan separatists


Spanish science minister Pedro Duque claims no wrongdoing over house purchase

The astronaut, who was one of the prime minister’s star Cabinet picks, has been accused of using a holding company to buy his properties in a bid to avoid taxes


Spanish government planning measures against owners of empty homes

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez wants to draft national legislation to recognize the social role of housing and combat speculation


Opposition calls into doubt doctoral thesis of Spanish prime minister

In the wake of the resignation of Health Minister Carmen Montón, focus has turned onto Pedro Sánchez’s academic record. The Socialist Party, meanwhile, is calling on PP leader Pablo Casado to quit


University admits changing grades of health minister’s master’s degree

Carmen Montón of the Socialist Party has become the latest politician to be caught up in a scandal involving irregularities at Madrid’s King Juan Carlos University


Spanish PM, Podemos draft deal that could serve as governing blueprint

Leftist leader Pablo Iglesias says that he sees himself as “a partner in government” after agreeing on a raft of far-reaching measures on housing, taxes, education and more


No-confidence motion against Spanish prime minister gathers momentum

Mariano Rajoy calls the Socialists “Torquemadas” because of their “inquisitorial approach”

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Podemos leaders win confidence vote over country house scandal

More than 68% of voters said Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero should keep representing them

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Podemos’ Pablo Iglesias calls leadership vote in response to country house scandal

The anti-austerity leader looks for revalidation after being criticized for buying a €600,000 home outside of Madrid

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Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias buys Madrid country house for €600,000

Head of anti-austerity party will move with his pregnant partner to Galapagar in the capital’s outskirts


Scandals force former Madrid premier Cristina Cifuentes to quit politics

Embattled Popular Party leader has given up her seat in the regional assembly and thus brought an end to her 30-year political career

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Eyeing 2019 elections, Spain’s leftist parties make surprising moves

Madrid Mayor Manuela Carmena has been approached by rival Socialists to run as their own candidate in upcoming polls

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Madrid regional leader facing probe over claims of falsified master’s degree

Two opposition groups want Cristina Cifuentes to resign over a case affecting a major public university in the region, and which has raised the question of corruption in her Popular Party once more


Spanish cities host historic marches to demand end to gender discrimination

Hundreds of thousands of protestors took to the streets on Thursday in 120 different cities, calling for more to be done about the pay gap, gender violence and harassment, among other issues


Spanish government admits to chronic police shortage

Country needs 20,800 National Police and Civil Guard officers; deficit clearest in Catalan and Basque regions


Why Spain’s political left is in decline

Around 1.7 million left-wing voters say they would consider voting for a different party or abstaining