WHERE TO, SPAIN? Is the Country Headed for New Elections?

WHERE TO, SPAIN? Is the Country Headed for New Elections? »

7 Aug, 2019
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Uncertainty assails Spain these days. It is possible that a new parliamentary election will be held before the year is out because of the deadlock in investing the President of the Government. I asked a dozen young Spaniards in Puerta del Sol about it and ALL of them said there's going to be an election indeed. Surprisingly, most of them also think it's a good thing.

THE BATTLE OF THE BAD AIR IN MADRID

THE BATTLE OF THE BAD AIR IN MADRID »

8 Jul, 2019
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One of the very first things Madrid's new rightwing government has done was to impose a moratorium on the fines on unauthorized vehicles that enter Madrid Central, thereby allowing that low-emissions area to revert to the free-for-all area it used to be. Fortunately, last week the court stepped in and suspended the moratorium as a precautionary measure. The court ruling will remain in force until a new decision is made. What will the fate of Madrid Central be?

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