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Latest polling puts conservative Popular Party and far-right Vox just a few seats short of an absolute majority

WITH LESS than a week to go until Spain’s July 23 general election, the latest polling for Spanish newspaper El Pais is predicting that...

UFC fighter Conor McGregor wades into climate row involving Spanish minister

AN UNLIKELY figure has waded into a row playing out in Spain involving the environmental transition minister, Teresa Ribera. Irish mixed martial artist and...

Spain’s Correos mail service seeks to quell concerns about postal votes for July 23 general election

SPAIN’S state Correos postal service has sought to assure citizens that their postal votes will arrive in time for them to participate in the...

Popular Party leader comes out on top during bad-tempered election debate with prime minister 

IT WAS billed as the ‘decisive face to face’ debate between Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Popular Party (PP) leader Alberto Nuñez Feijoo,...

Spain’s Murcia region takes step closer to repeat elections as Popular Party and Vox fail to reach deal

THE SOUTHEASTERN region of Murcia took a step closer to a repeat election on Monday, after hard-right Vox failed to support the conservative Popular...

Sparks set to fly at only head-to-head debate between Spain’s main prime ministerial candidates

IN THE ONLY head-to-head debate that they will hold before the July 23 general election, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Popular Party (PP)...

Explainer: What you need to know about Spain’s July 23 general election

ON JULY 23, Spaniards will be heading to polling booths across the country for the fifth time in the last 10 years, to choose...

‘Get Txapote to vote for you’: The slogan about ETA that is plaguing the prime minister and victims alike...

“QUE TE vote Txapote.” Roughly translated: Get Txapote to vote for you. This seemingly innocent Spanish phrase, which is nice and catchy thanks to...

Spain assumes the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union as general elections loom

TODAY sees Spain take over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union, the fifth time it has done so since joining...

Popular Party in Extremadura does complete U-turn and will enter into government with far-right Vox

THE LEADER of the conservative Popular Party in Extremadura, Maria Guardiola, did a complete U-turn on Friday and signed a coalition deal with far-right...

Spain’s conservative Popular Party slips in the polls ahead of the July 23 general election

AFTER right-wing parties made major gains at the May 28 local and regional elections, it seemed like a government led by the conservative Popular...

Former Andalusian premier convicted in so-called ERE case escapes jail due to cancer diagnosis

THE FORMER regional premier of the Andalusia region, Jose Antonio Griñan, will escape jail for now after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The...

Spain’s prime ministerial hopeful Yolanda Diaz proposes cutting work week from 40 to 32 hours

SPAIN’S deputy prime minister and labour minister, Yolanda Diaz, has proposed lowering the country’s work week from 40 to 37.5 hours a week in...

Spain’s Popular Party distances itself from Vox ad throwing feminism and the LGBTQ+ flag in the bin

THE SPOKESPERSON for the conservative Popular Party (PP) has had to make a statement distancing his group from Vox, after the far-right group placed...

In last-minute twist, Socialists take power in Barcelona City Hall

THANKS TO A last-minute deal, the Socialists took power in Barcelona City Hall on Saturday, despite a pro-independence candidate having won the most seats...

Spain’s state-run pollster predicts most votes for Socialists at July 23 general election

SPAIN’S state-run Centre for Sociological Research (CIS) has released its latest polling data ahead of the July 23 snap general election, which puts the...

Spain’s post office to boost staff by 10,000 workers to cope with summer general elections

SPAIN’S post office is reportedly finalising a deal to hire around 10,000 extra members of staff so that the system can cope with the...

Spain’s Supreme Court backs sentence reductions for sex offenders under ‘only yes means yes’ law

THE SUPREME COURT has ratified the decisions of lower tribunals to reduce the prison sentences of some convicted sex offenders after the Spanish government’s...

Changes to Spain’s trans, euthanasia and education laws: Popular Party candidate hints at policies should he become prime minister

SCRAPPING the Equality Ministry altogether, overturning Spain’s ‘trans law’ and its Democratic Memory Law, and making changes to the euthanasia and education laws. Those...

Explainer: What do the polls say ahead of July’s snap election in Spain?

THE LATEST survey carried out for Spanish newspaper El Pais by pollster 40dB predicts that the outcome of the upcoming general election will depend...

Spain’s PM challenges conservative opponent to six face-to-face debates before snap elections

AHEAD OF THE July 23 snap general election, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Monday challenged his main opponent to six face-to-face debates. But the...

EU to delay presentation of Spain’s rotating presidency until after snap elections in July

THE SURPRISE decision of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to call snap elections for July 23 continued to have knock-on effects on Friday, after...

After eight years, the Popular Party wins back the Balearics but will need the help of Vox to form...

THE CONSERVATIVE Popular Party was the winner in the Balearic Islands on Sunday, taking the most seats in the regional elections. The group did,...

Spain’s deputy prime minister registers new leftist party Unite in bid to save beleaguered left-wing parties

SPAIN’S Deputy Prime Minister and Labor Minister Yolanda Diaz has officially registered as a political party ahead of the snap general elections that will...

Analysis: Why has Spain’s prime minister called snap elections?

SPAIN’S prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has been famous for taking risky decisions throughout his political career. And most of the time, these decisions have...

Spain’s opposition leader welcomes early elections but accuses PM of distracting attention from PP’s gains

THE LEADER of Spain’s main opposition Popular Party, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, today accused Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of calling a snap general election in...

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