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Before weary Spanish voters even cast their ballots on June 26th in the second general election in six months, they are learning from opinion polls, a(...)

It is indicative of the uncertain and rapidly changing state of European politics that post-election paralysis is becoming commonplace. Many establish(...)

Pablo Iglesias, leader of the left-wing party Podemos, during a debate at the Spanish parliament in Madrid. Photograph: AFP Photo/Pierre-Philippe Marcou

On Monday night, as one of the most important encounters of his political career loomed, Pablo Iglesias was pounding a pair of kettle drums live on te(...)

Arnaldo Otegi, general secretary of the Basque pro-independence party Sortu, was released from prison yesterday after a controversial six-year sentenc(...)

Spain remains without a new government two months after an inconclusive general election. Its plight has been been cited by senior Fine Gael politicia(...)

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 (...)

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