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Who will be in charge for Rajoy’s great Spanish clean-up?

Mariano Rajoy

The prime minister-elect’s priorities are clear: restoring confidence in the Spanish economy and cutting the jobless line. But how he plans to go about these tasks remains a mystery, and it’s quite possible that the EU’s decision-makers will end up playing a major role.

November 28th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, 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 »

Fear and resignation in Spain’s deficit cap

Zapatero is likely to further alienate Socialist voters with the constitutional amendment. Photo:

An unprecedented agreement by the Socialists and opposition Popular Party seeks to alter the Constitution and keep jittery markets happy. So why aren’t Spaniards celebrating?

September 6th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | Read More »

Video: “15-m injects burst of energy”

Video: “15-m injects burst of energy”

With the votes in from the May 22 local elections and the governing Socialists suffering a heavy defeat, Iberosphere co-editor Guy Hedgecoe looks at how the 15-M movement injected a much needed burst of energy into Spanish politics. But can the activists maintain their momentum?

May 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

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