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  • Rajoy stymied in knife-edge vote

    SPAIN: Conservative Peoples’ Party leader Mariano Rajoy was thwarted in his bid to return to power yesterday when the hung parliament narrowly voted against his coalition with the Citizens Party.
    MPs voted 180 to 170 against returning the PP government, which has overseen swingeing...

    Friday 2nd Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Citizens Party deal set to save Rajoy

    SPAIN: The conservative People’s Party and the Citizens Party struck a deal yesterday that could pave the way for a coalition government.

    The agreement on 150 reforms proposed by the Citizens Party will see 32 of its MPs vote for acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on August...

    Monday 29th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Otegi banned from elections until 2021

    SPAIN: Recently freed Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi remains banned from standing in elections until 2021, the electoral commission ruled yesterday.

    It said the one-time leader of the outlawed Batasuna Party cannot run for regional president for the EH Bildu party in the...

    Thursday 25th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Rajoy talks coalition with Ciudadanos

    SPAIN: Right-wing People’s Party (PP) Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said yesterday his party had authorised him to negotiate with newcomer party Ciudadanos (Citizens) to end the eight-month hung parliament deadlock.

    The deal will reportedly hinge on the pro-business...

    Thursday 18th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Portugal and Spain risk fines for breaking EU deficit rules

    POLITICIANS and voters in Portugal and Spain must wait to see whether they will be fined by the European Commission for failing to comply with EU budget rules.

    EU finance ministers agreed in Brussels yesterday that neither country has taken “effective action” to reduce...

    Wednesday 13th Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Thank you Spain but your time at the top is over

    This may be the end of the greatest international team football has ever seen but rabbil sikdar argues that while mistakes have been made at the 2014 World Cup and 2017 European Championships, their future is still bright

    Friday 1st Jul 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Spain: Right remains short of willing coalition allies

    New group repeats left’s strong showing at polls

    Tuesday 28th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Spain: Left-wing coalition looks set for second

    SPAIN went to the polls yesterday in its second election in six months with the Unidos Podemos (UP) coalition expected to finish second in another hung parliament.

    An alliance with the Communist Party of Spain (PCE)-led United Left (IU) has given Pablo Iglesias’s two-year-old...

    Monday 27th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Operation Puerto blood bags to be released

    In a decision that could lead to the public identification of dozens of athletes suspected of doping, a Spanish court ruled yesterday that more than 200 blood bags in the decade-old Operation Puerto case should be handed over to sports authorities for investigation.

    Spanish officials...

    Wednesday 15th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport

  • Piquet’s first for 66 games seals win against Czechs

    Spain 1-0 Czech Republic

    GERARD PIQUE struck a late winner as defending champions Spain opened their Euro 2016 campaign with a narrow victory over the Czech Republic yesterday.

    The Barcelona defender headed in with three minutes left to end the frustration for the holders and...

    Tuesday 14th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Sport