Albert Rivera

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

Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez (left) announcing a potential coalition agreement with Albert Rivera of Ciudadano. Photograph: Reuters/Juan Medina

Spain’s Socialists have signed an agreement with the liberal Ciudadanos party which they hope will lay the foundations for a “progressive, reformist” (...)

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(...)

 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(...)

  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(...)

Spanish incumbent prime minister Mariano Rajoy speaks during a press conference after the national executive meeting of the Popular Party in Madrid on December 21st, 2015. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday his centre-right People’s Party (PP) would talk to like-minded rivals in a bid to form a governmen(...)

At a rally in Madrid, Albert Rivera compared himself to Barack Obama, saying: “A lot of people told him he couldn’t govern the US, but in 2008 hope defeated fear.” Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

In a recent opinion piece in El País newspaper in which he presented his vision for the country, Ciudadanos (“Citizens”) leader Albert Rivera expresse(...)

 Spanish vice prime minister Soraya Saez de Santamaria: not only is she on posters across Spain, but in the media she is seemingly omnipresent. Photograph:  Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EPA

Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría is everywhere. The deputy prime minister’s face is on thousands of election campaign posters for her governing Popular Part(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy: he is underlining his economic credentials as he seeks re-election. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

The campaign for Spain’s general election begins on Friday, with four parties vying for victory on December 20th in the most open contest of the count(...)

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(...)

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