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.

“¡SPAIN IS BACK IN EUROPE!”

“¡SPAIN IS BACK IN EUROPE!” »

15 Jul, 2019
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A visibly elated acting Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez, met the press on 2 July 2019 in Brussels, and broke the "extraordinary news” of Josep Borrell's nomination by the European Commission as the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. “España ha vuelto a Europa (Spain has retunred to Europe,.” he exclaimed.

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.

SPAIN & THE EU STAND BY A DEMOCRATIC VENEZUELA

SPAIN & THE EU STAND BY A DEMOCRATIC VENEZUELA »

9 Feb, 2019
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President of the Spanish Government: "The common position of the EU in regard to the political crisis in Venezuela has been achieved on the initiative of the Government of Spain. The ties that unite Spain and Latin America are very deep. There is nothing that takes place there which does not affect us. That is why the Spanish government will work to ensure that full democracy returns to Venezuela"

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!

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 . . .

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?