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.
Inspired millions. Vibrant presence. The last of the old-time prima donnas for the transcendent purity of her voice, the sweeping breadth of her repertory. Her fans called her La Superba. She passed away on 6 October 2018. But she will live on.
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
The only good thing that happened on 12 October was the rain!
Having bestowed their approval on Felipe VI, his people were anxious to hear what he had to say in his first Christmas speech which – relief! – went over big with the audiences.