Podemos Members Back Luxury Home For Pablo Iglesias

NEWS: Podemos grassroots members have voted in favour of party leader Pablo Iglesias and his partner, parliamentary spokeswoman Irene Montero, continuing in their posts and holding on to their seats as MPs. Mr. Iglesias and M... (Read full story).
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Sudden Chaos In Spanish Politics

EDITORIAL: PSOE leader Pedro Sánchez really wants to be Prime Minister. The Socialist Party has been mostly flat in the polls for months, slowly trending down from 23% at the beginning of the year to 19% in the Metroscopia poll in El... (Read full story).

El País & El Mundo Call For An Early General Election

NEWS: El País and El Mundo both called for an early general election in Spain in their editorials on Saturday and, along with ABC, warned of the dangers of an unstable minority socialist government attempting to face the challen... (Read full story).

PSOE Willing To Call Early General Election To Ensure Ciudadanos Votes For Motion Of No Confidence In Rajoy

NEWS: "Calling an election is a reasonable process that is not going to be an obstacle to reaching an agreement" with Ciudadanos, PSOE organisation secretary José Luis Ábalos told the COPE radio station on Saturday morning. "... (Read full story).

This Is How A Motion Of No Confidence Works In Spain

THE BIG PICTURE: **What is a motion of no confidence?** An opposition move in the lower house of parliament—Congress, in Spain—to challenge the position of the sitting Prime Minister—currently Mariano Rajoy (Popular Party)—with a vote. ... (Read full story).

PSOE Tables Motion Of No Confidence In Rajoy

NEWS: The Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) has tabled a motion of no confidence in Mariano Rajoy, Spanish news agencies reported, citing unnamed senior party sources. PSOE HQ and the Socialist Party group in Congress would not ... (Read full story).

Jail On Remand For Former Aznar Minister Eduardo Zaplana In New €10 Million PP Fraud Case

NEWS: A duty judge in Valencia has jailed Eduardo Zaplana (Popular Party) on remand (pre-trial custody) as part of a new investigation into bribery, abuse of authority, the misuse of public funds and money laundering. The jud... (Read full story).

The 11 Convicts Who Get The Most Jail Time For Gürtel

DEEP SPAIN: Even the summary table of convictions and jail time for the Gürtel fraud crimes provided by the National High Court in Madrid is 14 pages long. A total of 29 people have been sentenced to 351 years in jail. 11 of those peo... (Read full story).

Gurtel Corruption Case Judgement Sentences 29 People Related To Popular Party To A Total Of 351 Years In Prison

LIVE BLOG: - Gürtel story today is going to be a live blog. Major news. Huge implications. Will take time to go through judgement. Political reactions have begun and will be ongoing all day. - 29 people related to the governing Popu... (Read full story).

Supreme Court Refuses To Allow Catalan Separatists Out Of Jail To Be Sworn In As Regional Ministers

NEWS: Supreme Court investigating judge Pablo Llarena has refused leave from jail for two men that the new Catalan First Minister, Quim Torra, wants to appoint as ministers in his new regional government. Lawyers for Jordi Tu... (Read full story).

El País: Suspension Of Home Rule In Catalonia To Continue

NEWS: Mariano Rajoy has decided to maintain the suspension of home rule in Catalonia, [El País reported][1] late on Saturday night, citing unnamed government sources. On Saturday, the new First Minister of Catalonia, Quim Tor... (Read full story).

Pablo Iglesias Announces Shock Podemos Leadership Vote In Response To €600,000 Luxury Home Scandal

NEWS: Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias announced on Saturday evening that he was putting his leadership and seat as an MP in Congress to a grassroots vote in response to a political scandal surrounding his purchase of a €660,000 lu... (Read full story).

New Catalan First Minister Appoints Separatist Prisoners And Fugitives To New Regional Government

NEWS: The new First Minister of Catalonia, Quim Torra (Together For Catalonia, JxC), has announced the composition of his new regional executive. The list includes four former members of Carles Puigdemont's cabinet, two of wh... (Read full story).

Torra & Puigdemont Say Talks Now Up To Spain

NEWS: The new First Minister of Catalonia, Quim Torra (Together For Catalonia), and the former First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont (Together For Catalonia), gave a joint press conference, from Berlin, 24 hours after t... (Read full story).

In Xenophobic Article, New Catalan First Minister Dehumanised Spaniards As Beasts With Defective DNA

DEEP SPAIN: In 2012, Quim Torra (Together For Catalonia JxC, Junts), appointed on Monday as the new First Minister of Catalonia by a simple majority vote, wrote an article for [El Món][1] in which he described Spaniards variously as "... (Read full story).

Puigdemont And New First Minister Quim Torra To Give Joint Press Conference On Tuesday…From Berlin

NEWS: The new First Minister of Catalonia, Quim Torra (Together For Catalonia), is to travel to Germany to hold a joint press conference with Carles Puigdemont—who put Mr. Torra forward as a candidate only at the end of last wee... (Read full story).

Quim Torra Elected First Minister Of Catalonia

NEWS: Quim Torra (Together For Catalonia) has been elected as the new First Minister of Catalonia by MPs in the regional parliament following a second-round debate on Monday morning. 66 MPs voted in favour of his candidacy, ... (Read full story).

Radical Left Separatists To Allow New Catalan Government And Budget For Mariano Rajoy

NEWS: Despite the [defiant, anti-Spanish rhetoric][1], Catalan separatists will once again take power in the region—under the Spanish Constitution—after the radical-left separatist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), which holds the ... (Read full story).

Puigdemont's New Candidate For First Minister Promises To Keep Building Catalan Republic

NEWS: Quim Torra, the Together For Catalonia MP named by Carles Puigdemont as the new candidate for First Minister on Thursday night, said during his opening speech at a confidence debate in the regional parliament on Saturday m... (Read full story).

Wolf-Pack Rape Victim's Identity Published By Neo-Nazi Site, Forums, Was Available On E-Justice Portal

NEWS: The regional High Court in Navarra confirmed to The Spain Report on Sunday afternoon that the full identity of the [wolf-pack rape victim][1] had been publicly accessible online for 10 days via an e-justice portal with a v... (Read full story).

After Dissolution Of Terrorist Group, Rajoy Says Spain Owes ETA Nothing, ETA Will Get Nothing From Spain

NEWS: In a statement to the country shortly after 1 p.m. on Friday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Basque terrorist group ETA would get "nothing" from Spain in exchange for the announcement of its dissolution. "Tod... (Read full story).
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