People celebrate the results of leftist parties at the townhall square after the Spanish regional and local elections in Valencia, Spain early on Monday. Photograph: Reuters/Heino Kalis

Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on Sunday after voters punished prime minister Mariano Rajoy for (...)

Pablo Casado, the ruling People’s Party’s campaign chief, talks to reporters after the regional and municipal elections in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) suffered significant losses in regional elections on Sunday, with Spaniards punishing prime minister Mariano Rajoy (...)

Juan Carlos Monedero,  third-in-command of Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, during a press conference in Madrid. Mr Monedero described a controversy over payments he received from from the Venezuelan, Bolivian, Ecuadorian and Nicaraguan governments as a ‘government set up’. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Podemos, the new anti-austerity party that is leading Spanish polls, has hit back at accusations that one of its leaders engaged in tax fraud, stemmin(...)

Thousands of people march in protest at a government plan to limit abortions in Madrid today. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of people marched in Spain’s capital today to protest against a government plan to limit abortions that has caused unusually open divisions(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy speaking during a  session at Madrid’s Senate today. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy acknowledged today he made a mistake in his handling of a major corruption scandal but vigorously denied he or ot(...)

Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s prime minister, gestures whilst speaking during a news conference at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid today. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg.

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy today said he would appear before parliament to face questions over a corruption scandal, relenting to pressure (...)