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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 »

Rajoy vs The Washington Post

Rajoy insists he is a moderate in the interview.

The man almost certain to win the upcoming election is refreshingly open in an interview with the US newspaper and in which he discusses Spain’s economy, its politics and his own image. His message: Trust me, I’m an ultra-confident moderate.

October 31st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog | 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 »

Tweets and gaffes confuse Madrid’s education debate

The education debate has been shrouded in confusion lately.

Faced with a two-day teachers’ strike in the region this week, Esperanza Aguirre has further complicated the education issue with her public statements.

September 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Truth is the casualty as Spain’s campaign heats up

González Pons: Three-and-a-half million jobs? No problem.

As the November election approaches, public figures are taking a woefully cavalier attitude to facts and figures.

September 13th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

In Catalonia, the fringe is setting the agenda

Who's leading the nationalist agenda? Photo: BarcelonaYa.

The moderate nationalists who govern the northern region are being heavily influenced by pressure from pro-independence radicals who represent only a small section of the populace.

August 15th, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics | Read More »

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