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Back to the future with Rubalcaba

Spain’s Socialists have chosen a veteran of two previous governments as their new leader. Given this baggage, his challenge is to show he can come up with new ideas.

February 5th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Spain’s Socialists don’t know where to turn

Carme Chacón

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 »

Spain’s election will complete country’s swing to the right

Rubalcaba and Rajoy

The general election campaign has been deeply uninspiring, but the result of the November 20 vote will seal the dramatic transformation of Spain’s political map. Anything less than a parliamentary majority will be a failure for conservative Mariano Rajoy.

November 17th, 2011 | 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 »

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 »

Who’s in charge in Spain?

Zapatero (left) and Rubalcaba. Same party, different agendas. Photo: La Moncloa.

The problems caused by Zapatero’s political co-habitation with Rubalcaba are becoming increasingly apparent as the general election approaches.

September 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

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