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People hold Spanish flags during a demonstration called by the far-right party Vox against Catalan separatists on December 1st in Madrid. The Catalonia issue was a significant factor in Vox’s success in Andalusian elections.  Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

In a campaign video ahead of Sunday’s Andalusian election, the leader of the far-right Vox party, Santiago Abascal, sat astride a horse as it cantered(...)

Spain’s far-right Vox party leader Santiago Abascal delivers a speech next to regional candidate Francisco Serrano as they celebrate results after the Andalusian regional elections, in Seville. Photograph: Marcelo Del Pozo/Reuters

Spain’s Socialists have suffered a setback in regional elections in the country’s south, the first electoral test for prime minister Pedro Sánchez’s p(...)

If any Spanish political party could be said to have an electoral stronghold, then it is the Socialists in the south. “Why do the Socialists always w(...)

A charred forest after a wildfire in Mazagon, near the Donana National Park in southern Spain. Photograph: Cristina Quicler/AFP/Getty Images

A wildfire in southern Spain that caused the evacuation of hundreds of people and threatened to devastate one of Europe’s most prized wildlife reserve(...)

Pedro Sánchez applauds supporters at the PSOE headquarters in Madrid  after winning the race for the party’s leadership. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

On Sunday night, following Pedro Sánchez’s resounding victory in the leadership contest of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), politicians of(...)

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(...)

Pedro Sánchez speaks  at the Spanish Parliament  in Madrid. Many view his stridently leftist new persona with scepticism. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

With hundreds of his supporters gathered in a convention centre in the southern city of Cádiz, on March 12th, Pedro Sánchez produced a surprise gambit(...)

Jesús Candel (40), an A&E doctor from Granada in Spain who is campaigning against  local government attempts to restructure his city’s healthcare. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Jesús Candel has been hoisted aloft and is sitting on the shoulders of two colleagues. He’s laughing as the huge crowd below chants his name. With his(...)

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(...)

Split down the middle . . . a poster showing Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sánchez photographed in Madrid. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Long-time socialist voter Francisco Gómez chained himself to the railings outside his party’s local headquarters in the city of Mérida, in western Spa(...)

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