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Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (centre) walking with  Basque Socialist Party candidate Idoia Mendia (second right) before  a Basque Country regional election rally in Vitoria, northern Spain. Photograph:  EPA/David Aguilar

Spain holds its first elections since Covid-19 struck this Sunday, and both scheduled ballots have been overshadowed by concerns about new outbreaks o(...)

Thousands of women marching in  Barcelona, Catalonia, to commemorate International Women’s Day on  March 8th. Photograph:  Miquel Llop/NurPhoto via Getty Images

A women’s rights demonstration, held just days before Spain declared a state of emergency in March, is the focus of a political storm which is polaris(...)

Patrol cars of local police  are seen in Ronda, southern Spain. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

Spain’s government is planning to ease lockdown restrictions for children, as the country’s daily death toll from coronavirus dropped below 400 to its(...)

Vox MP Macarena Olona walks past Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez during a parliamentary session in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

It’s a horrific image. Dozens of coffins, each wrapped in the Spanish flag, filling Gran Vía, the main commercial street running through central Madri(...)

Two neighbours chat from their balconies  in Madrid on Thursday as Spain faces its fifth day of lockdown to contain the spreading Covid-19 outbreak. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

On March 7th, Fernando Simón, Spain’s head of medical emergencies, was asked whether it was advisable for people to take part in the following day’s I(...)

The Catalan parliament has agreed to appeal against the decision to strip Catalan president Quim Torra of his seat. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP Photo

The Spanish and Catalan leaders are due to meet on Thursday in a highly anticipated encounter that could open a new phase of engagement between Madrid(...)

Supporters of Vox rally in Madrid. The far-right party has taken a tough line against feminism and LGBT initiatives.  Photograph: Oscar del Pozo/AFP via Getty

Spain’s new coalition government is facing its first major political battle, over the parental right to interfere in children’s school education. The(...)

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez applauds after winning a parliamentary vote to elect a premier at the Spanish Congress (Las Cortes) in Madrid on Tuesday. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP via Getty Images

Spain ended 10 months of caretaker governments, punctuated by two inconclusive elections, with parliament’s confirmation of Pedro Sánchez as prime min(...)

Last month, the European Court of Justice  decided that Oriol  Junqueras should have received parliamentary immunity from the moment he won a seat in the EU chamber in last May’s election. Photograph:   Emmanuel Dunand/AFP via Getty

Spain’s supreme court has said that the jailed former Catalan vice-president, Oriol Junqueras, should not be allowed to take up his seat as an MEP, de(...)

Podemos Party leader Pablo Iglesias and acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez. Together the two Socialist  parties are still short of a majority. Photograph: JuanJo Martin/EPA

Spain’s Socialists are hoping to break an eight-month political stalemate by forming the country’s first coalition government of modern times. Howeve(...)

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