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Spain votes in repeat general election amid Catalonia tensions

Nov 10, 2019 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls the repeat polls after an inconclusive election in April which saw no working majority in parliament

SEEKING A MAJORITY. Spanish liberal Ciudadanos party leader and candidate for prime minister, Albert Rivera, delivers a speech during their last campaign rally in Barcelona on November 8, 2019 ahead of the November 10 general election.Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Spanish PM takes stand as witness at political graft trial

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denies any knowledge of an illegal financing scheme within his conservative Popular Party as he testifies as a witness at a major graft trial

AT THE STAND. A monitor shows Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy declaring as a witness in a major graft trial involving members of his conservative Popular Party at Spain's High Court in San Fernando de Henares near Madrid on July 26, 2017. Gerard Julien/AFP

Spain's king asks acting PM Rajoy to form government

Oct 26, 2016 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED This means Spain should finally get a government next week capping a rollercoaster 10 months that saw the country go through two inconclusive elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a press conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid on October 25, 2016 following a meeting with the Spanish King Felipe VI an obligatory stage in the post-election process and the fifth to take place since last December. Javier Soriano/AFP

Spain PM's bid to form new gov't rejected again, elections loom

Sep 03, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Political leaders now have two months to explore alternative alliances but if their efforts come to nothing election weary Spanish voters will be asked to return to the polls in December

Spanish interim Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy looks on in the Spanish Congress (Las Cortes) on August 30, 2016, in Madrid. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Rajoy seeks support for second term as Spanish PM

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:17 AM

If there is no breakthrough two months after Wednesday s August 31 parliamentary ballot vote weary Spaniards will be asked to return to the polls on December 25 due to the timings set out in Spanish election law

Spanish interim Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy looks on in the Spanish Congress (Las Cortes) on August 30, 2016, in Madrid. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Change or safety? Spain decides in repeat election

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Spaniards vote in repeat elections to decide if they too want a radical change as promised by a far left coalition led by on the rise Podemos

A woman looks at electoral campaign posters of left-wing party Podemos on the eve of Spanish general elections in Madrid on June 24, 2016. Jorge Guerrero/AFP

Spain ruling party official quits over graft scandal

Feb 15, 2016 - 12:57 AM

Esperanza Aguirre says the gravity of the allegations though not proven forced her to quit

epa05160480 Madrid Popular Party leader Esperanza Aguirre adresses to the media during a press conference held in Madrid, Spain on 14 February 2016 where she has announce her resigned after the search of the Spanish Civil Guard in the headquarters of the ruling party, Popula Party, in order to take the computer of the former manager of the party Beltran Gutierrez Moliner last 11 February. The operation was ordered by judge Javier Lopez during the operation 'Punica' , which began last October 2014 after investigated several Spanish mayors from four Spanish regions for their alleged involvement in a network for collecting commissions to award contracts, worth at 250 million euro. EPA/LUCA PIERGIOVANNI

Spanish king in spotlight as he tries to end political logjam

Jan 20, 2016 - 12:58 PM

The political crisis is the biggest challenge Felipe 47 has faced since he took over the throne 18 months ago

In this file photo, Spanish King Felipe VI (R) delivers a speech during the military celebration of Epiphany Day at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain, January 6, 2016. EPA/Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool

Spain faces uphill struggle to form government after polls

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:12 PM

The results of the most closely fought elections in modern history create huge uncertainty for a country only just starting to recover from a devastating financial crisis

'UN PAIS CONTIGO' Supporters of left wing party Podemos leader and candidate for the upcoming December 20 general election, Pablo Iglesias celebrate the results of the Spain's general elections with other members in Madrid on December 20, 2015. Pedro Armestre/AFP

Spain votes in landmark polls

Dec 20, 2015 - 11:55 AM

3rd UPDATE The elections could end the two party grip on politics as new parties join the fray

SPAIN ELECTIONS. Ballot boxes are placed at a polling station in Madrid, Spain, on 19 December 2015, ready for the general elections the next day. Spain holds its electoral silence the day before the elections in which any kind of campaign is completely banned. Photo by Victor Lerena/EPA

'Outraged' mayors take power in Madrid and Barcelona

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Former judge Manuela Carmena a communist in her youth is sworn in as mayor of Madrid while activist Ada Colau is set to become Barcelona s first female mayor

NEW BARCELONA MAYOR. Ada Colau, then Protest party 'Barcelona en Comu' candidate for mayor of Barcelona, smiles during a press conference to evaluate election results on May 25, 2015. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Spain's Podemos fails to break two-party hold in key Andalusia vote

Mar 23, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Podemos wins 14 8 of the vote in the southern region according to the regional government not enough to challenge the country s two traditional political heavyweights

Podemos candidate in the Andalusia regional election, Teresa Rodriguez (C), speaks to supporters after knowing the first counting for Andalusian regional elections in Sevilla, southern Spain, March 22, 2015. Rafa Alcaide/EPA

Spain lawmakers approve legal protections for ex-king

Jun 26, 2014 - 10:59 PM

Juan Carlos leaves himself open to possible court action including a paternity suit brought by a man claiming to be his son when he gave up the throne last week after 39 years for his heir King Felipe VI

File photo of Spain's ex-King Juan Carlos

Spanish PM refuses to resign in corruption scandal

Jul 15, 2013 - 11:11 PM

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy refused to resign over a corruption scandal rocking his government

NOT RESIGNING. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy smiles during the 9th Spanish-Polish Summit aimed to analyse the current measures against crisis, in Madrid, Spain, 15 July 2013. Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk together with delegates is on an official visit to Spain. EPA/EMILIO NARANJO