SPAIN: AT BREAKING POINT? A political and economic analysis for 2013 IBERIANS OF THE YEAR: The most influential people and groups of 2012


Home » socialist party You are browsing entries tagged with “socialist party”

Spain’s Socialists are desperate for new blood

Eduardo Madina

Despite the government’s difficulties, the opposition party is struggling. Is Eduardo Madina the answer?

May 8th, 2013 | Posted in Politics, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Who benefits from Spain’s early election?


Both the Socialists and the opposition Popular Party saw advantages in holding the general election in the autumn. But with current market speculation making the economy the only political talking point, the decision could work in the opposition’s favour.

August 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Politics, Featured | Read More »

Mixed feelings in Spain over Libya mission

Last month, Spain’s Congress approved a two-month extension of Spanish military support for NATO operations in Libya. Like the Socialist government’s initial backing for the UN-blessed operation, which began in March, it was not an overly controversial decision politically – only the small Communist-led United Left bloc opposed.

May 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Zapatero was damned if he did and damned if he didn’t

The Spanish prime minister’s decision not to run for a third term gives the Socialists a small boost ahead of local elections. But it also opens up a new series of problems for the party.

April 5th, 2011 | Posted in Iberoblog | Read More »

Patxi López

The Basque Country’s Socialist premier isn’t the most attention-grabbing politician in Spain. But he could make a case for being the most effective in difficult circumstances. When he formed a regional government in 2009 and broke the three-decade rule of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), few expected his administration to last. Given that the Socialist […]

March 3rd, 2011 | Posted in Famous People | Read More »

Basque ceasefire offers Zapatero illusion of a lifeline

James Badcock examines the political implications of ETA’s latest ceasefire and sees little room for manoeuvre on the part of the Socialist government.

September 6th, 2010 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

Recently Commented

  • Tim: From my point of view, girls working in a brothel are not forced,...
  • tom scott: sorry, but after having known someone for only one evening you...
  • tom scott: really stupid article! of course there are other options! the fact...
  • Matt: I am English and my girlfriend is from Madrid. My girlfriend’s ex...
  • betty: I hope that these comments will be read by new afa press applicants....