Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Voter turnout drops as Spain heads to polls for fourth general election in four years

Voter turnout at 14:00pm today was recorded at 37.93%, 3.6 points less than in April, reflecting Spaniards’ apathy at yet another election

OPINION: Predictions that Spain’s far right Vox party could become kingmakers in today’s elections are worrying for expats and...

In 2016, their current leader controversially unfurled a giant Spanish flag on the rock of Gibraltar, an act he was willing to be arrested for

LONG READ: 30 years since Berlin Wall fell, populism is the new divide that endangers our response to the...

Populism is the wall blocking serious action to tackle today's environmental crisis says Olive Press editor Jon Clarke as he remembers the fall of the Berlin wall 30 years ago this month.

As Spain’s General Election looms, Heather Galloway recalls her day watching Franco be exhumed from his Madrid tomb

As we watched, alongside me there were murmurings of indignation and rage

SPAIN ELECTIONS 2019: Who’s contesting it? What do they want? Who will win?

Spaniards are heading to polling booths for the fourth time in four years this weekend as voters hope to bring an end to the country’s political stalemate. But what are the main parties all about?

UK police in diplomatic pickle after calling Spain’s arrest warrant for Catalan separatist leader ‘disproportionate’

British authorities have since backtracked on the comments, trying to pass them off as a misunderstanding.

GROUNDHOG DAY: Spain headed for FOURTH ‘hung parliament’ in FOUR years as new poll suggests no alliance will reach...

A new survey by Ipsos has predicted that no party or coalition will gain the absolute majority of 176 seats needed to form a government this Sunday

Spain’s moderate Ciudadanos party in CRISIS as its voters leave in droves to support far right Vox in snap...

Vox is set to gain 14% of the overall vote, after the PP in second place (21.2% and 91 seats) and the left wing PSOE first (27.3% and 121 votes)

Spain’s Andalucia is ‘in the eye of a Brexit Hurricane’ warns regional government document

The UK accounts for 7% of Andalucia’s sales to the rest of the world, meaning that the region is especially susceptible to the fallout of Brexit.

Spain’s conservative PP party funds ‘Cambridge Analytica-style’ dirty ad campaign targeting left wing voters in run-up to election

Advertising was ‘distributed in neighbourhoods that traditionally support the PSOE or United Podemos’

Suspicions abound after young university graduate spends €40,000 on Facebook adverts aggressively targeting all rivals of conservative Partido Popular...

A SLEW of fake Facebook pages have spent tens of thousands of euros bashing the rivals of the conservative Partido Popular. An investigation by El...

Britain’s new ambassador to Spain Hugh Elliott talks cricket, Brexit and his Costa del Sol holidays in an exclusive...

As well as dispelling Brexit fears around tourism, Elliott also revealed his own Spanish holiday habits, in a wide-ranging conversation

Britain on track for Brexit election in December after Corbyn backs poll

The Lib Dems and the SNP have already said that are willing to back a December election.

Expenses scandal in Spain’s Andalucia after politicians used Bla Bla Car app to charge riders for trips to work

TWO Andalucian politicians have been forced to resign after becoming involved in an expenses scandal involving the use of the BlaBlaCar travel app.  Luis Cano...

Poll predicts far right Vox will be THIRD LARGEST political party in Spain just days ahead of general election

VOTERS in Spain have taken a swing to the right just days ahead of a fresh general election. According to the latest SocioMetric survey for...

Mayor in Spain facing calls to resign after Gibraltar border incident which saw Spanish officer drive onto the Rock...

THE fallout from the Gibraltar border 'incident' which saw a Spanish officer drive an official car onto the territory continues.  Now the mayor of El...

WATCH: All the footage of Policia Nacional officers during Barcelona protests Spain ‘DOES NOT want you to see’

https://twitter.com/AlbanoDante76/status/1185588967066001409 THESE are some of the scenes of alleged unprovoked police violence during protests over the Catalunya issue from the past week.  In the widely shared...

NEVER GONNA GIVE EU UP: Spain political group ‘wants UK back in EU’ even if Brexit happens on October...

“We think Boris Johnson’s deal is a terrible deal and hope for a second referendum"

Number of British expats registering on Spain’s Costa del Sol SURGES as Brexit looms

THE mass exodus of Brits from the census has finally come to an end as Brexit looms ever closer.  According to the latest figures, the...

WATCH: Gibraltar’s Fabian Picardo FUMING after squad of Spanish officers spotted on the Rock after driving across UK border...

GIBRALTAR is in uproar after a video purporting to show a group of Spanish officers having crossed the border in their car 'without being...

Olive Press TV report from Barcelona on sixth night of violent protests

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Thousands of British expats and Spaniards join forces for anti-Brexit protest on Spain-Gibraltar border

“Brexit, it affects Spanish people as much as British people, I just think it's really sad”

Spain’s transport chief says government has ‘made a mistake’ in supporting electric cars

Navarro criticised the lack of ‘adequate’ charging points across Spain, with the last estimate putting the number at 5,000.

GIBRALTAR: All the best pictures of election night as Fabian Picardo re-elected as Rock’s chief minister

Meanwhile, Together Gibraltar leader Marlene Hassan Nahon has been elected for the first time

Spain’s favourite car company Seat CLOSES Catalonia factory as general strike paralyses Barcelona

Almost half of the workers at the factory (7000) have been told to stay at home, after Seat cancelled five shifts.
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