Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mario Alegria - Our Man in Madrid

Stalemate in Spanish government

Political uncertainty continues in Madrid with major parties at loggerheads

No winners in the EU debate

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

Is it over for Mariano Rajoy?

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

Spain’s political chaos continues

Catalan upheaval is a reflection of political unrest throughout Spain

Ganging up

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

Spanish general election voter boycott on the cards

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

Spanish general election voter boycott on the cards

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

Is political spin enough to save the PP?

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

Citizens arrest for the PP

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

Show of force

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

Is Jeremy Corbyn the British Pablo Iglesias?

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

Medical tourism in Spain?

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

Catalan collision course: Artur Mas and Mariano Rajoy square-off

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

What a Twit Zapata has been…

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

Changing channel

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

The migration game

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

Mayor in the capital: Madrid local elections look set to crown a new mayor

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

Rato’s rights

Does disgraced economy minister have grounds for complaint?

Wanted: Fair play

Spain’s extradition system is strictly tit for tat

A new dawn for Andalucia

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

A load of old bull

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

Divide and conquer?

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

Spain will be watching

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

Price of freedom

Spain is setting a precedent for tracking European jihadis

Can Podemos really win?

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

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