Patxi Lopez

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Pedro Sánchez: recast himself as the standard-bearer of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party’s left wing. Photograph: Quique Garcia/EPA

As he stepped up to an outdoor podium on Wednesday in the mountainous eastern town of Teruel, Pedro Sánchez didn’t look like a man hoping to lead Spai(...)

Spain’s King Felipe signs a decree to dissolve parliament and call new elections during a meeting with parliamentary speaker Patxi Lopez at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Photograph: Courtesy of Casa de S.M. el Rey/Handout via Reuters

King Felipe has dissolved Spain’s parliament and called fresh elections for June, after four months of political limbo during which parties failed to (...)

A new Spanish legislature began yesterday, the most fragmented of the country’s modern era and one that could be short-lived if it fails to see a new(...)