Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez arrive for a meeting at the Spanish parliament in Madrid yesterday. Photograph: Andrea Comas

A few days ago, Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Podemos, voiced his frustration at the slow pace at which a new government was being formed, over six we(...)

Spain’s King Felipe (left) greets acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy before their meeting at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Photograph: Andres Ballesteros/Reuters

Pilar Márquez doesn’t usually take much of an interest in her country’s politics, but recently she has not been able to avoid the subject. Nearly six (...)

Under normal circumstances, six weeks after general elections, Spain would have a new government in place today. But the country’s de facto two-party (...)

 Spanish king Felipe VI (left)  with the leader of left-wing  party Podemos, Pablo Iglesia. Photograph: Angel Diaz /AFP/Getty Images

After a month of deadlock in Spain following inconclusive elections, the anti-austerity party Podemos has seized the initiative by proposing the form(...)

A new Spanish legislature began yesterday, the most fragmented of the country’s modern era and one that could be short-lived if it fails to see a new(...)

Catalan premier Carles Puigdemont delivers a speech during his investiture at the Catalunya parliament in Barcelona on Sunday evening. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Nationalists in Catalonia appear to have kept alive a plan to break away from Spain by 2017 after reaching a last-ditch agreement on who should lead t(...)

Little progress has been made towards forming a government in Spain, following last month’s elections. Worse, there is little indication any of the ma(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy: Looking for support from other parties to form a conservative government. Photograph: Sergio Barrenechea/EPA

Nearly two weeks after an inconclusive general election, the governing conservatives’ difficulty in forming a new administration means the pressure is(...)

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy: “There is a majority of Spaniards who have expressed their backing for fundamental issues, such as defending Spanish unity. The [outcome] that would best match the will of the majority would be a government with broad support [from parties].” Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday renewed his overtures to political rivals after an inconclusive election, urging them to back a(...)

  CUP assembly debates  whether to support  the investiture of Catalonian acting president Artur Mas. Photograph: EPA/Alberto Estevez

The future of Catalonia’s push for independence is on a knife-edge after a highly anticipated internal vote yesterday by the separatist Popular Unity(...)