Pablo Simon

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Relatives carry the coffin bearing the remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum near El Escorial, Spain, on Thursday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/AP

After months of delays and legal obstacles, the body of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco has been exhumed from his controversial mausoleum. On Thurs(...)

 Pablo Casado acknowledges delegates after being elected leader of Spain’s Popular Party in Madrid on July 21st. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Pablo Casado, the new leader of Spain’s centre-right opposition, has been hit by a growing scandal over how he obtained a masters degree in law, which(...)

 Candidate for the centre-right party Ciudadanos Inés Arrimadas: has become the leading unionist figure in the northeastern region and  polls suggest her party is a contender to win Thursday’s election.Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

At the end of Catalonia’s last election campaign, in 2015, a group of journalists who had been following Inés Arrimadas over the previous weeks presen(...)

Socialist Party (PSOE) leader, Pedro Sánchez, speaking after his resignation. Photograph: Fernando Villar/EPA

A caretaker executive has taken control of the Spanish Socialist Party, as it struggles to unite following a split which has led to the resignation of(...)

Rajoy today – but Spain’s  acting prime minister could be gone if he fails to get enough votes to form  a new government  next week. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

The conservative Popular Party (PP) and the liberal Ciudadanos are working around the clock to hammer out an agreement that will give Mariano Rajoy a (...)

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(...)

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(...)