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Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez (left)  with Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias. To be sworn in again as prime minister Mr Sanchez will need Podemos  support. Photograph: Getty

zThe failure of Spain’s main political parties to reach governing agreements has created a deadlock at a national level and in the Madrid region, rais(...)

Madrid’s Retiro Park in Madrid: The Socialist Party of Pedro Sánchez requires the support of other parties for Mr Sánchez to win an investiture vote.  Photograph: Juan Medina

Exactly two months after a general election, Spain has still not formed a new government and the possibility of a repeat vote is being mooted to break(...)

Podemos MPs Pablo Iglesias and partner Irene Montero: Podemos and its allies on the left have expressed frustration at how scandals have failed to prompt a full parliamentary investigation. Photograph: Oscar del Pozo/AFP/Getty

The hacking of a security camera outside the home of a leading leftist politician is the latest episode to cast light on a deep-state apparatus in Spa(...)

Íñigo Errejón, former deputy leader of Podemos, and Podemos leader  Pablo Iglesias in October 2016. File photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

In a recently released video, members of Podemos in different parts of Spain speak into a camera to proclaim the party’s presence across the country. (...)

Riot police clash with opposition demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

Senior figures in the Venezuelan military came out in support of President Nicolás Maduro on Thursday, a day after the US said it no longer recognised(...)

Ángel Boza, one of the members of so-called Wolfpack, leaves the higher court of justice of Navarre on Wednesday after being released on bail. Photograph: Raul Caro/EPA

A court in northern Spain has triggered outrage by confirming a controversial ruling issued earlier this year convicting a group of five men known as (...)

Banco Santander: Spain’s mortgage tax varies from 0.5 to 1.5 per cent of the loan, depending on where it is collected. Photograph: Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg

In a controversial decision, Spain’s supreme court has reversed a recent ruling, ensuring that homebuyers and not banks pay a mortgage tax. The court(...)

Spanish justice minister Dolores Delgado: relationship with a jailed former policeman is threatening to destabilise the Socialist government. Photograph:   Fernando Villar/EPA

The relationship between a Spanish minister and a jailed former policeman is threatening to destabilise the Socialist government as it grapples with a(...)

Spain’s new leader  Pedro Sánchez (left) shakes hands with deposed prime minister Mariano Rajoy  after Mr Sánchez won no-confidence motion in the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Friday. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Getty Images

The seven-year tenure of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy came to an abrupt end on Friday as he lost a parliamentary confidence vote led by Social(...)

 Spanish Socialist Party announced on May 25th   the presentation of a motion of no confidence against the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy. Photograph: EPA/Chema Moya

The Spanish Socialist Party is struggling to gather support for a no-confidence motion it has brought against prime minister Mariano Rajoy and which i(...)

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