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Partido Popular of Marbella will ask the Spanish government to declare Marbella’s promenade a ‘space of public interest’ in...

MARBELLA’S governing Partido Popular (PP) has called an urgent council meeting to demand the city’s paseo maritimo (promenade) be declared a ‘space of public...

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez under pressure to call general election in Spain

Nearly half of those surveyed by Spanish Newspaper El Mundo think that Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez should call a general election. However, Prime Minister Pedro...

RUNAWAY VICTORY: Conservative People’s Party wins absolute majority in Spain’s Andalucia regional election

THE Conservative People’s Party has scored an overwhelming absolute majority in the regional election celebrated yesterday, Sunday June 19. PP chief, Juan Manuel Moreno, has...

OPINION: Give expats full voting rights in Spain

THE Right to vote is considered one of the most fundamental rights in a democracy. A mere century ago women were throwing themselves under horses...

Polls show PP set to win Andalucia regional elections but will need help from Spain’s far right Vox party...

SPAIN’S conservative Popular Party is set to win the biggest share of the vote in Andalucia when regional elections are held next month, according...

Spain’s King Felipe VI reveals he is worth €2.6 million

THE King of Spain has revealed his net worth - and it turns out to be a ‘modest’  €2,573,392.80. While that may seem a lot...

‘Europe wins’: Spain’s political class celebrate Macron’s victory (all except Vox)

POLITICIANS in Spain reacted to the news of Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential elections on Sunday with all but VOX celebrating the...

PROFILE: Who is Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, the new leader of Spain’s conservative Popular Party?

ON Saturday Spain’s conservative opposition anointed its new leader with the hope he would pick up the pieces of a party fractured by bitter...

Pablo Casado: Leader of Spain’s conservative opposition party under mounting pressure to resign

THE leader of Spain’s main conservative opposition party looked set to resign after his supporters appeared to abandon him in droves. His role at the...

Spanish court hands jail sentence to ex-treasurer Luis Barcenas for using slush fund to pay for refurb at Popular...

SPAIN’S National court has handed down a two-year prison term to the former treasurer of Spain’s conservative party for using illicit funds to pay...

Former police boss Jose Villarejo facing jail term for ‘running 20 year spying and corruption operation’ that implicated Spain’s...

WITH a network of crooked politicians, dirty cops, wiretaps and secret bank accounts, it might be the plot of a blockbuster Hollywood crime thriller. But...

OPINION: Why Madrid has rewarded the anti-lockdown right-wing leader Isabel Ayuso

Madrid-based Olive Press digital editor, Fiona Govan, explains how Madrid's incumbent leader, Isabel Ayuso, confounded the international consensus that lockdowns are overwhelmingly popular with the public when she secured a landslide win for her conservative Popular Party (PP).

Exit polls show big win for conservative PP leader Isabel Ayuso in Madrid but she’ll need Vox to govern

THE conservative leader of Spain’s Madrid region looked set to win big according to exit polls published when voting ended on Tuesday evening, but...

Polls show Spain’s right-wing set to win big in Madrid regional elections

SPAIN'S main opposition right-wing Popular Party (PP) is poised to win the snap election in the Madrid region on May 4, returning Isabel Diaz...

Judge in Spain examining spy network linked to infamous Gürtel corruption case that implicated top politicians

A HIGH court judge has started examining the findings of a report into a spying network that allegedly aimed to protect high-ranking politicians from...

BREAKING: Spain’s PP and Vox will NOT vote for extending coronavirus lockdown to May 24, they announce in COVID-19...

SPAIN'S right-wing parties have said they will not vote for an extension of coronavirus lockdown. An extension until May 24 has not been backed by...

Spain’s acting PM Pedro Sanchez gets mandate from King to form government, as he launches talks with PP and...

“Spaniards are fed up with anger and clashes, they want to believe in politics again”

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?

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 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’

‘SHAME ON YOU’: Plan to protect donkeys and ban larger riders REJECTED by politicians in Spain’s Mijas

“Shame on you all, you are the ones that should have ended this overnight"

‘I will work hard for you’, promises Bill Anderson, the first ever Brit to serve on Mijas Council

What I do know is that parties will need to work together, whether in coalition or informally to move Mijas forward

Spain’s Andalucia won by PSOE in municipal elections as Vox decimated and PP take control of Costa del Sol

THE PSOE has achieved the largest share of Andalucia’s municipal votes, continuing its upward rise. The Socialist party achieved 37% of the region’s votes, compared...

Nun in Spain faces three years in prison after changing pensioners’ election ballots from PSOE to PP

She was apparently caught red-handed inserting PP ballots into the envelopes, and documents from the time of the incident have now been handed over to the Office of the Prosecutor

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