POLITICS

Galicia, Basque Country to hold early regional elections in April

The vote will take place ahead of polls that have been announced in Catalonia, but that are yet to get an official date

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

SPANISH POLITICS

Negotiations over Spanish PM’s investiture enter final phase

Despite a public clash, the Socialist Party and the separatist Catalan Republican Left continue to talk about a possible abstention that would allow Pedro Sánchez to be sworn into office

Spanish politics

Spain’s caretaker PM reaches out to more nationalist parties for support

For the first time, Pedro Sánchez will meet with the Catalan anti-capitalist CUP and with the Basque far-left EH Bildu in a bid to get confirmed in office and avoid a third general election

'ERE' Corruption case

Spain’s Socialists try to contain fallout from ERE corruption case ruling

As caretaker PM Pedro Sánchez struggles to form a government, the opposition tells him to take responsibility for a sweeping scandal affecting former regional leaders of Andalusia

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

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 10 general election

Latest CIS opinion poll gives Socialists more than 30% of the vote

The party of caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez would still, however, fall short of an absolute majority, meaning new attempts at a deal with Unidas Podemos would be needed

EXHUMATION OF FRANCO

PM: Franco’s presence at the Valley of the Fallen was “an affront to Spanish democracy”

Pedro Sánchez today applauded the exhumation of the Spanish dictator and said that society has taken “one more step toward reconciliation”

Catalonia

Barcelona takes stock of damage from week of street violence

Retailers and hotels have suffered losses, while the city assesses impact at €2.7 million in destroyed urban furniture

SPANISH ELECTIONS

Latest voter survey sees Socialists put on five points compared to April poll

Data from the CIS public research institute also reveals that more people than ever consider Spain’s politicians and parties to be a problem since records began

Spanish elections

With new election in sight, Spain’s Socialists seek to win over disgruntled centrist voters

Party leaders believe there are around a million people who voted for Ciudadanos in April who could switch allegiances at upcoming polls

POLITICS

As deadline for new election looms, Spain’s PM reaches out to Podemos

Pedro Sánchez today launched 370 policy points, many aimed at persuading the anti-austerity group to vote in favor of a minority Socialist Party administration

IMMIGRATION

Fifteen migrants rescued by ‘Open Arms’ arrive in Spain

Deputy PM deflected criticism about government ’s handling of latest immigration crisis in Europe

Immigration

Spain sending Navy ship to collect 100 migrants still on board the ‘Open Arms’

Conditions on the NGO rescue vessel have been worsening, with several immigrants jumping overboard in a bid to swim the 800 meters to the Italian island of Lampedusa

POLITICS

Spain’s acting PM wants constitutional change to prevent new stalemates

Pedro Sánchez is facing a congressional investiture vote in two weeks but lacks the required support, raising the specter of a fresh general election

POLITICS

In Spain, political gridlock increases likelihood of fresh elections – again

With less than two weeks to go until the investiture vote, the Socialist Party is no closer to a deal as negotiations with the leftist Unidas Podemos remain at an impasse

POLITICS

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

SPANISH ELECTION

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

SPANISH POLITICS

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

POLITICS

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

OBITUARY

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

PROPERTY

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

POLITICS

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

IMMIGRATION

Two migrant children die on Mediterranean crossing to Spain

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

CATALONIA

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

POLITICS

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