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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 »

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 turns right, but where’s the far right?

Far-right in Spain

On November 20, 1975, Spain’s fascist dictator General Francisco Franco was pronounced dead. On that same day 36 years later, Spaniards went to the polls for a general election in which, unlike elsewhere in Europe, the far right was almost nowhere to be seen. But that doesn’t mean the country’s right-wing ghosts have been laid to rest entirely.

December 1st, 2011 | Posted in Featured, Politics, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s big challenge: “Reassure the markets”

Rajoy’s big challenge: “Reassure the markets”

After taking the Spanish election by a landslide, centre-right leader Mariano Rajoy faces the challenge of reassuring international markets that he can tackle Spain’s debt crisis, says Guy Hedgecoe.

November 21st, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

How will Rajoy handle the new situation in the Basque Country?

How will Rajoy handle the new situation in the Basque Country?

In the wake of ETA’s announcement that it is ending its campaign of violence, Guy Hedgecoe looks ahead to the November 20 general election and how Mariano Rajoy, expected to become Spain’s next prime minister, will handle the new situation in the Basque Country.

November 7th, 2011 | Posted in Videos | Read More »

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