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Spain’s Socialists don’t know where to turn

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A disastrous 2011 has left the Socialist Party divided and defeated. A party convention is looming, but it’s unlikely to resolve some major problems.

December 27th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Mixed feelings in Spain over Libya mission

Last month, Spain’s Congress approved a two-month extension of Spanish military support for NATO operations in Libya. Like the Socialist government’s initial backing for the UN-blessed operation, which began in March, it was not an overly controversial decision politically – only the small Communist-led United Left bloc opposed.

May 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Rubalcaba to mitigate damage as Zapatero goes up in flames

Rubalcaba (left) would be an effective electoral gambit for the Socialists. Photo: lavozdegalicia.es

The mystery dominating Spanish politics in recent months seems to have been resolved: Zapatero won’t run for re-election. It could turn out to be the best decision he has taken in a long time.

February 4th, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

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