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Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy: court appearance is not expected to probe any direct wrongdoing on his part, but instead possibly reveal evidence against other Popular Party members. Photograph: Javier Lizon/EPA

A wave of corruption cases affecting Spain’s governing party is dominating the political agenda just six months after the formation of a new administr(...)

Gustavo de Arístegui: resigned as Spanish ambassador to India after allegations emerged about his business activities

Investigators in Madrid allege that two Spanish politicians used an Irish company as a front to receive bribery payments worth millions of euro. Gust(...)

Workmen dismantle the Onesimo Redondo monument in Valladolid in February 2016, in line with a law that decrees the disappearance of all symbols of dictator Franco. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/ Getty Images

The street names of Basque cities are at the centre of a political row over historical memory that has encompassed the Franco dictatorship, a Stalinis(...)

Former Caja Madrid bank and IMF chief Rodrigo Rato arrives at the National Court headquarters in San Fernando de Henares. Photograph: Fernando Villar/EPA

A trio of senior Bank of Spain officials have resigned after they were named as targets of an investigation into the central lender’s role in the coun(...)

Mayor of Berga Montse Venturós (right)  leaves the courthouse in Berga after her arrest. Photograph:  Pau Barrena/AFP/Getty Images

The mayor of a town in Catalonia has been arrested and questioned after defying electoral regulations and hanging a separatist flag from a municipal (...)

A total of 139 Socialist delegates voted in favour of the motion to abstain – and support Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy – while 96 voted against. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s Socialist Party will help conservative Mariano Rajoy form a government in an upcoming investiture vote, signalling the end of 10 months of un(...)

Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont  during a confidence vote session at the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on Thursday. Photograph:  Albert Gea/Reuters

The nationalist premier of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, has won a parliamentary confidence vote, the result of which is expected to keep on track a p(...)

Galicia’s premier  Alberto Núñez Feijóo (PP) arrives at Popular Party  headquarters in Santiago de Compostela following his  victory in a regional election at the weekend. Photograph: Lavandeira Jr/EPA

After two years of political upheaval and fragmentation, on Sunday Spain saw something like a return to stability. Regional elections in Galicia and t(...)

Podemos  leader Pablo Iglesias (centre) at an election campaign rally in the Basque Country with party candidate Pilar Zabala (in white, on his left). Photograph: Miguel Tona/EPA

It is raining in Bilbao as politicians from the Podemos party prepare for a campaign event on the banks of the Nervión river ahead of tomorrow’s Basqu(...)

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy could find his position bolstered by regional elections in Galicia and the Basque country. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

As the possibility looms of a third Spanish general election in a year due to an unprecedented political stalemate, there is a feeling that a solution(...)

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