Pablo Iglesias

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 Spanish acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez:  After five months without a government, Spain faces prospect of a  snap general election. Photograph: EPA/Emilio Naranjo

After five months without a government in place and with the country’s left at loggerheads, Spain is facing the prospect of a snap general election. (...)

The Spanish acting prime minister and secretary general of the Socialist Party, Pedro Sanchez, with deputy secretary general Adriana Lastra, in Madrid, on Monday. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

After months of political stalemate in Spain, Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez believes he can avert a fourth general election in as many years by formi(...)

A poster by Salvatore Benintende of Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias (L) kissing Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez (R) in Barcelona. Photograph: Josep LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Future historians may wonder how two Spanish parties, purporting to share similar values, missed a unique opportunity to form a stable coalition gover(...)

Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez in parliament on Thursday. “There were never policy problems stopping an agreement,” he said. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Spain faces continued political uncertainty and the prospect of a fourth general election in four years after Socialist Pedro Sánchez failed to win a (...)

Spanish acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez: main obstacle to a deal has been Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias’s insistence on a ministerial post. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez

The outcome of a parliamentary vote scheduled for Tuesday to decide the formation of a new Spanish government remains uncertain, as Socialist leader P(...)

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(...)

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