SPAIN’S left-wing Podemos and United Left (IU) parties will reveal tomorrow whether their members back a plan to run a joint platform in the June 26 general election.
A two-day consultation period starting yesterday was announced on Monday.
Wednesday 11th May 2016
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Newcastle boss says his only concern is the drop
Saturday 9th Apr 2016
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MEMBERS of Spain’s left-wing Podemos party will vote next week on whether to enter a coalition government with the Socialists, leader Pablo Iglesias said yesterday.
But Mr Iglesias said he felt “betrayed” the day after meeting negotiators from the Spanish Socialist...
BASQUE nationalist leader Arnaldo Otegi was feted at a rally in San Sebastian at the weekend celebrating his release from jail.
He had served more than six years for trying to resurrect the banned Batasuna, the political wing of armed separatist group Eta.
Mr Otegi told more...
Monday 7th Mar 2016
SPAIN’S left-wing Podemos party apparently ended the prospect of a coalition government with the Socialist Party (PSOE) yesterday, raising the prospect of new elections.
PSOE leader Pedro Sanchez sought the backing of the hung parliament to form a coalition.
Thursday 3rd Mar 2016
BASQUE nationalist leader Arnaldo Otegi received an enthusiastic welcome from supporters on his release from more than six years in prison yesterday.
The Sortu (Create) party general secretary walked free from jail in Logrono, where he had been held since 2009 for trying to rebuild...
Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016
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SPAIN’S biggest trade union federation celebrated yesterday after the acquittal of the “Airbus Eight” pickets of charges brought under Franco-era labour laws.
Prosecutors had sought draconian sentences of more than eight years for “attacking the...
Friday 19th Feb 2016
SPANISH prison authorities have denied veteran US campaigner and former political prisoner Angela Davis access to jailed Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi.
Ms Davis ttempted to visit Mr Otegi, secretary-general of the Basque socialist Sortu (Create) party, at Logrono prison on...
Wednesday 10th Feb 2016
SPAIN’S Sports Council stripped runner Marta Dominguez of her status as a Spanish athlete yesterday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) banned her for three years for blood doping and removed her 2009 world steeplechase title.
Council president Miguel Cardenal Carro...
Tuesday 9th Feb 2016
THE International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) yesterday condemned the scapegoating of an elderly sea captain for the 2002 Spanish Prestige oil spill.
Greek Captain Apostolos Mangouras, now in his eighties, was convicted of recklessness in the disaster by Spain’s...
Friday 29th Jan 2016