Sunday, 22 January, 2017

Mario Alegria - Our Man in Madrid

Political uncertainty continues in Madrid with major parties at loggerheads

A political dream by ambitious euro- sceptics has become a nightmare

Rajoy has been unable to come to terms with the fact that he is the obstacle for a successful coalition

Catalan upheaval is a reflection of political unrest throughout Spain

There is everything to play for in the run-up to the elections

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he hopes he doesn’t have to deal with the inflamed Catalonia situation until after the December 20 race

Many are fed up with Rajoy’s stubbornness to seek a viable solution to put an end to the political crisis

The Popular Party has acknowledged that it may lose seats to the up-and-rising conservative group Ciudadanos

Mario Alegria takes a look at the problems Prime Minister Rajoy faces in run up to winter elections

Record Catalan voter turnout cannot be seen as a frontrunner for the independence movement

New Labour frontman Corbyn stands to scare off voters if he doesn’t keep his distance from Podemos, writes Mario Alegre

Healthcare is set to be a major issue in this upcoming election race, writes our man in Madrid, Mario Alegria

With the Catalan referendum drawing ever closer, Artur Mas and Mariano Rajoy step up their war of words

The Madrid councillor slammed for anti-semitic tweets years ago should know better, writes our man in the capital, Mario Alegria

A public auction has been held for six new national television station licences

Plans to use Algeciras as a clearing port for Europe’s migrant quotas could leave Spain carrying the can

Esperanza Aguirre looks unstoppable in her pursuit of Ana Botella’s mayorship

Does disgraced economy minister have grounds for complaint?

Spain’s extradition system is strictly tit for tat

Andalucia should wake up to an entirely new political scenario on Monday morning

Spanish banks sound bullish on the economy but they’re still too ‘bear’ to lend money

As Madrid Socialists cast out stalwart Tomas Gomez, PP ranks prepare for power play, writes Mario Alegria

Andalucia's regional elections will measure how much punch Podemos can deliver

Spain is setting a precedent for tracking European jihadis

Journalist Mario Alegria questions Podemos’ political weight in his debut column

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