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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 (...)

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 of the ruling Conservative Popular Party (PP) with his wife Elvira Fernandez (centre) and deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria in Madrid on Sunday night. Photograph: EPA

Last Sunday’s elections have broken the mould of Spanish politics. This is true not only on a state-wide level, as was widely expected, but also, more(...)

Voters break the mould in Spain

Enda Kenny and Fine Gael may perhaps take some comfort from the “victory” of European ally Mariano Rajoy in Sunday’s Spanish elections. Although he lo(...)

Spain’s prime minister and Popular Party candidate Mariano Rajoy holds his ballot before casting his vote in Spain’s general election in Madrid. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

The conservative People’s Party (PP) of prime minister Mariano Rajoy has won the most seats in Spain’s general election, exit polls suggest, although (...)

Spain’s elections on Sunday will be a four-horse race, after an exceptionally bitter campaign. This is a radical shift from the established two-party (...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy is meeting the leaders of the  Ciudadanos and Podemos parties on Friday as he tries to build an alliance against Catalan secession.  Photograph: Juan Medina

Spain’s main national parties are scrambling to offer a political response to the crisis triggered by a Catalan plan to declare independence. Prime m(...)

Supporters of Podemos in Madrid celebrate after the regional and municipal elections in which the big loser was Spain’s ruling Popular Party. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

“The big cities are the engine of political change,” Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias told rapturous supporters after Sunday’s regional and municip(...)

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 (...)

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