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Mariano Rajoy names 13 member Cabinet

Spain’s newly appointed Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced his 13 member Cabinet which includes six new ministers. The list of the new Cabinet as derived from several sources is […]

Cabinet of Spain

Mariano Rajoy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Territorial Administration Luis de Guindos Minister of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness Alfonso Dastis Quecedo Minister of […]

Rajoy and PP get go ahead to form government

Mariano Rajoy has finally won a confidence vote in parliament.  After two elections and more than six months without a properly formed government, Rajoy won the confidence vote in parliament […]

PSOE free way for Rajoy to form minority government

The Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) has voted to abstain in a key vote in parliament in order to let caretaker Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his People’s Party (PP) […]

PP and Podemos do well in local elections

Local elections were held in Galicia and the Basque Country for the 75 seat parliament of Galicia and the 75 seat Basque Parliament yesterday (25th September 2016). The main losers […]

Rajoy loses confidence vote

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has failed to win a confidence vote despite receiving the support of the centrist Ciudadanos (Citizens) party. After weeks of discussions the Citizens (C) party […]

Spanish parliament remains in stalemate

The centre-right People’s Party (PP – Partido Popular) has won yesterday’s general election, increasing their number of seats from 123 to 137 but still falling short of the 176 seats […]

Parliamentary 2016

Elections to the Cortes Generales took place on 26 June 2016. Congress of Deputies People’s Party (Partido Popular, PP) 137 Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Español, PSOE) 85 […]

Spain goes to the polls for the second time in six months

Spain is going to the polls again just over six months after the last election. On 20th December 2015 the centre-right People’s Party (PP – Partido Popular) dropped 64 seats […]

Fresh general election scheduled for 26th June

As of 09.37 this morning local time King Felipe VI of Spain signed a decree dissolving parliament and calling fresh elections for 26th June less than five months after the […]

Panama Papers claim another ministerial victim

The latest victim of the Panama Papers revelations to be forced to announce his resignation is Spain’s Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria López. You can find […]

King asks Socialist Party leader to form government

King Felipe VI had asked the centre-left Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party leader, Pedro Sánchez, to form a new government. The move comes after incumbent Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of the […]

Spain heads towards minority coalition government

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right People’s Party (PP) has emerged as the largest party after yesterday’s general election but without an overall majority. The People’s Party dropped from 44.6% of […]

Spain goes to the polls in tight general election

Spanish voters go to the polls today to elect the 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies (lower house) and 208 of 266 seats in the Senate (upper house). There […]