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Ladies and gentlemen, the next prime minister of Spain…?

María Dolores de Cospedal.

María Dolores de Cospedal has tightened her grip on the Popular Party, and is the most likely person to succeed Mariano Rajoy if he doesn’t stand for a second term as prime minister in 2015.

February 18th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Rajoy’s difficult year


The Spanish prime minister was facing a stiff challenge when he took power 12 months ago. So far, the benefits of his peculiar approach to governing are hard to see.

December 12th, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Choosing the Iberians of 2012

Iberosphere has drawn up its annual list of people of the year in Spain and Portugal. This is how we went about it…

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy

To his supporters he’s calm, considered, strategic and resilient. But to his critics – whose ranks have swelled this year – Spain’s prime minister is hesitant, rigid, poorly advised and uncharismatic.

December 4th, 2012 | Posted in Iberians 2012 | Read More »

Malcolm Tucker meets Mariano Rajoy

The solution to the Spanish government’s PR problems…?

August 29th, 2012 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

A dilemma for Spain’s Socialists


Opposition leader Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba is caught between offering a united front with the government and ripping its policies to shreds.

August 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

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