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Banality and pragmatism on Spain’s campaign trail

The upcoming local elections will almost certainly deliver a major shift in Spanish politics, but you wouldn’t know it from following an uninspiring campaign by both major parties.

May 16th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Common sense prevails as Bildu is allowed to run in elections

Spain’s top court allows a nationalist coalition to participate in the May 22 local elections, reflecting a refreshing willingness by the judiciary to ignore political distractions and examine the facts.

May 6th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | 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 »

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