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Spanish Election

Suddenly, A Government Appears In Spain

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 01.25.2017 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

While we wonder if Rajoy has died (politically), the acting president gives an unexpected turn of the screw. He keeps breathing. The election, the humiliation, can wait. He won't resign from anything. The term stretches on, and there is another round of meetings with the king. With what new offer?

Spanish Elections Heat Up While an Era Comes to an End

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 12.15.2016 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

The only certainty in regard to the elections next Sunday is that on Monday, a new political era will begin in Spain. Farewell to the absolute majorities and to the monochrome governments -- Hello to negotiation and agreement.

My Little Country Heads to the Polls

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 12.09.2016 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

The collapse of bipartisanship, the birth of the unknown in Spain, the rampant fragmentation in parliament, and the need to reach an accord just to go to the bathroom, have all plagued the country and will test our democratic maturity.

Getting the Stake Out in Catalonia

Germán Cano | Posted 09.25.2016 | World
Germán Cano

This process can't be fought politically by attracting and seeking more allies, but always from a popular "particularism" that respects the feelings and values of the Catalan nation and does not easily limit itself to denouncing them as obstacles.

On Catalonia and the Illusion of Independence

Montserrat Domínguez | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
Montserrat Domínguez

Let's be clear: the Catalan elections on Sunday, September 27th, are exceptional due to the explosive mix of emotions, political debate and intensity that have inoculated Spanish politics. But, the previous notwithstanding, will they be the first step towards an independent Catalonia?

Artists and Intellectuals Ditch Zapatero

María Hervás and Guilherme Fogaça | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
María Hervás and Guilherme Fogaça

They feel disenchanted with PSOE, the center left-wing party of which Mr. Zapatero is the leader and some of them have decided to vote Izquierda Unida (IU), the main left-wing party.

Education Is Key in Spanish Election

Alejandra Agudo | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Alejandra Agudo

The economic crisis makes free education the most viable option for battered family economies. Currently, 20% of the Spanish population is unemployed and an entire generation of young people receive salaries of barely 1000 Euros.

From 'Too Pink' to Conservative: How Women and Young People Feel Deceived by Spanish President Rodríguez Zapatero

Marie Mertens and Rosa Pascual | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Marie Mertens and Rosa Pascual

In 2004, people celebrated the end of a conservative government. Now, eight years and two socialists' terms later, opinion polls show that women and young people will celebrate the end of a President who they feel betrayed them.

Will The Spanish Election Bring A Revolution?

Sonia Corona | Posted 12.31.2011 | World
Sonia Corona

The Spanish Revolution is an unprecedented movement in this country. It started on May 15th and it had a heterogeneous platform of followers composed by people from different profiles, ages and a base in the middle class.