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A dilemma for Spain’s Socialists

Rubalcaba

Opposition leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba is caught between offering a united front with the government and ripping its policies to shreds.

August 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists will get a new leader, but will they get new ideas?

Chacon and Rubalcaba

The Socialist Party holds its primary this weekend. But while the campaign ahead of the vote has been laden with intrigue, we still don’t know what the two rival candidates stand for.

February 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Scrappy Spanish election debate leaves Rajoy in pole position

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba (left) and Mariano Rajoy (right) ahead of Monday's debate.

Socialist candidate Rubalcaba was more aggressive and confident throughout Monday’s televised debate, but his opponent did enough to protect a massive poll lead.

November 8th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Time for a name change for the Socialist Workers’ Party

The Socialist Party has embraced conservative policies in recent months. Photo: PSOE.

Spain’s labour unions have failed to impress throughout the current economic crisis. However, the government is wrong to point the finger at them for the country’s woes – the financial sector is much more to blame.

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Spain’s Socialist reshuffle reaches out to left

Zapatero’s major Cabinet overhaul has a pragmatic edge to it and puts the spotlight on his interior minister. However, the move might have come too late to extend the life of this government.

October 21st, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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