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Another crisis for Spain’s Socialists

Carme Chacón.

The Catalan independence project opens up a damaging split between the Spanish Socialists and their long-time allies in Barcelona.

February 28th, 2013 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists say sorry

Spain’s Socialists say sorry

A new video shows grass roots members of Spain’s Socialist Party (PSOE) apologising for the party’s handling of the economy when in power under José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Those featured cite the Socialist government’s austerity measures, such as cutting wages and freezing pensions, as among its many mistakes. “We favoured the interests of the few, those who were powerful, over the majority,” says one of the party members. Decisions on social policy are also rued, such as failing to change the religious freedom law, or introduce a dignified death law. The legacy of Zapatero’s handling of the economic crisis has severely hindered his party since it was voted out of power in November 2011 and the PSOE is still struggling to win back voters.

November 28th, 2012 | Posted in Spain News, Videos | Read More »

A necessary crisis for Spain’s Socialists

Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba.

The main opposition party hasn’t been able to gain political capital from the government’s austerity program and the Catalan crisis has merely amplified its problems.

October 29th, 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 »

Why open Pandora’s Box?

Making themselves heard: Protesters in Madrid against the reform of the constitution.

Spain’s two main political parties have agreed to reform the Constitution in an effort to rein in public spending. Will it work? Who stands to benefit? And why was nobody asked?

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October 7th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists scuttle the ship

Spain's Socialists are riding a storm.

As his second term draws to an end with the start of the general election campaign, Zapatero’s party is in a mess of its own making.

September 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Spain News | Read More »

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