THE MORNING AFTER — A PSOE VICTORY

THE MORNING AFTER — A PSOE VICTORY »

6 May, 2019
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A post-election analysis

HOW THE GOOD OLD SPANISH TWO-PARTY SYSTEM GOT CLOBBERED

HOW THE GOOD OLD SPANISH TWO-PARTY SYSTEM GOT CLOBBERED »

6 May, 2019
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In just a decade, the predictable two-party environment in Spain fractured into a wide breadth of parties and ideologies and may never revert to the what-had-once-been. This will certainly make for a more chaotic system, but a more interesting one as well.

SPAIN IS HEADED FOR AN ACRIMONIOUS SNAP ELECTION. CLASHES!

SPAIN IS HEADED FOR AN ACRIMONIOUS SNAP ELECTION. CLASHES! »

18 Feb, 2019
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Following the rejection by the Parliament of the national budget for 2019 proposed by the socialiat government of Pedro Sanchez, the President called snap election on 28 April. Hot on the campaign trail already, the leftist parties inisist on "dialogue" with separatist Catalonia as the only "commonsensical" solution to the escalating Catalan secessionism while the conservatives vow to "defend Spain from its enemies" by implementing indefinitely the harsh Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. On another plane, the left vows to recover the debilitated welfare state system while the right seeks to implement a liberal economic model.

DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN: IT WORKS!

DEMOCRACY IN SPAIN: IT WORKS! »

6 Jun, 2018
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One might say that the Vote of No Confidence launched by Pedro Sanchez and the PSOE stemmed from a spur-of-the-moment decision, the direct result of the untenable situation brought about by the then incumbent Prime Minister’s failure to heed the national mood. Moreover, everyone agrees that it’s bumpy road all the way for Sanchez, the new President. But, hey, the democratic Constitution worked!

NEW SPANISH PRIME MINISTER IS INVESTED BY ABSTENTION

NEW SPANISH PRIME MINISTER IS INVESTED BY ABSTENTION »

30 Oct, 2016
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After 315 days of a caretaker government, Spain can finally get on with
the business of truly running the country

WHY YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO WATCH BULLFIGHTS IN BARCELONA AGAIN

WHY YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO WATCH BULLFIGHTS IN BARCELONA AGAIN »

23 Oct, 2016
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The Constitutional Tribunal of Spain has ruled on 20 October 2016 that in nixing bullfights the regional government of Catalonia has overstepped the bounds of its jurisdiction

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE, BUT DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE, BUT DON’T FORGET TO VOTE! »

14 Sep, 2016
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The law is the law and Christmas Day election is what the Spaniards are going to get , unless . . .

VIIRGIN ON THE BANDWAGON

VIIRGIN ON THE BANDWAGON »

18 Aug, 2016
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– By Rose Maramba

 

Here’s the latest on the Spanish political scene

Monday the 15th of August  was

MADNESS ISN’T AN OPTION IN SPANISH POLITICS BUT NOBODY IS ACTING TO PREVENT IT

MADNESS ISN’T AN OPTION IN SPANISH POLITICS BUT NOBODY IS ACTING TO PREVENT IT »

3 Aug, 2016
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Who will ever be the president of the Spanish central government? Will there or there not be a new snap election?

SPAIN’S BEWILDERING POLITICAL PANORAMA

SPAIN’S BEWILDERING POLITICAL PANORAMA »

28 Jul, 2016
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Will there be a third election following the first two that failed to produce a government?