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Spain's new cabinet is sworn in

Opposition parties say Mariano Rajoy's new team shows no sign of being open to the dialogue his minority government will need to survive.

Opposition parties say Mariano Rajoy's new team shows no sign of being open to the dialogue his minority government will need to survive.

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Rajoy's wait is over, but his room for manoeuvre limited

With an end to Spain’s political deadlock, at long last the Conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can get to work once again.

With an end to Spain’s political deadlock, at long last the Conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can get to work once again.

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Spain's Rajoy welcomes Socialists' decision to end political deadlock

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

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Spain's Socialists clear the way for Rajoy

The party has voted to abstain in crucial confidence vote, effectively enabling their conservative rivals to form a minority government and ending ten months of political deadlock

The party has voted to abstain in crucial confidence vote, effectively enabling their conservative rivals to form a minority government and ending ten months of political deadlock

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Spain's political deadlock continues

On Friday, for the second time in 48 hours Mariano Rajoy failed to form a government in the Spanish Parliament.

On Friday, for the second time in 48 hours Mariano Rajoy failed to form a government in the Spanish Parliament.

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Spain's acting PM Mariano Rajoy loses parliament confidence vote

Spain has moved closer to having to call its third election in a year after the country’s acting premier was denied a second term in office.

Spain has moved closer to having to call its third election in a year after the country’s acting premier was denied a second term in office.

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Spain's Rajoy pleas for support to avoid third election

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has called for a “stable,” “long-term” government, as he addressed parliament ahead of a confidence vote for a second term in…

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has called for a “stable,” “long-term” government, as he addressed parliament ahead of a confidence vote for a second term in…

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Spain's Rajoy pleas for 'stable' government ahead of confidence vote

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has told parliament that it’s “urgent” for the country to get a “long-term,” “stable” government – to end an eight-month political…

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy has told parliament that it’s “urgent” for the country to get a “long-term,” “stable” government – to end an eight-month political…

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Negotiations underway to form a government in Spain

There are signs of movement on the political gridlock in Spain as the liberal Ciudadanos party says it could support a government led by Conservative Mariano Rajoy if reforms are agreed.

There are signs of movement on the political gridlock in Spain as the liberal Ciudadanos party says it could support a government led by Conservative Mariano Rajoy if reforms are agreed.

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Spain's political stalemate: 'No end in sight'

Failure to form a coalition government following two inclusive elections could send Spanish voters to the polls for a third time since December.

Failure to form a coalition government following two inclusive elections could send Spanish voters to the polls for a third time since December.

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Spain: Rajoy announces vote in attempt to end political stalemate

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy is attempting to break the political deadlock in the country and announced a vote to swear him into office for August, but the Socialists declared they w

Spain’s caretaker prime minister Mariano Rajoy is attempting to break the political deadlock in the country and announced a vote to swear him into office for August, but the Socialists declared they w

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Barack Obama meets Spanish PM

Barack Obama met with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Spain on Sunday, the last big EU state that the US president had yet to visit.

Barack Obama met with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Spain on Sunday, the last big EU state that the US president had yet to visit.

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Sense of deja-vu grips Spain

The Popular Party is short of a majority despite winning the parliamentary election - failing to break six months of political deadlock

The Popular Party is short of a majority despite winning the parliamentary election - failing to break six months of political deadlock

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Spain's conservatives win general election

The conservative People’s Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won most seats in Spain’s parliamentary election on Sunday, increasing the number from the last election in…

The conservative People’s Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won most seats in Spain’s parliamentary election on Sunday, increasing the number from the last election in…

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Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative People's Party wins Spanish general election

The conservative People’s Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won most seats in Spain’s parliamentary election on Sunday, increasing the number from the last election in…

The conservative People’s Party (PP) of acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won most seats in Spain’s parliamentary election on Sunday, increasing the number from the last election in…

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Spain: election campaigns kick off as poll suggests big gains for Podemos alliance

As Spain’s general election campaigns kick off, an opinion poll on the June 26 ballot appears to show that the anti-austerity Unidos Podemos alliance will get the second-highest number of…

As Spain’s general election campaigns kick off, an opinion poll on the June 26 ballot appears to show that the anti-austerity Unidos Podemos alliance will get the second-highest number of…

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Is Spain really abandoning its siestas?

The world thought it hilarious: ‘Spain scraps siestas’ screamed the headlines after Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy proposed reducing working hours and

The world thought it hilarious: ‘Spain scraps siestas’ screamed the headlines after Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy proposed reducing working hours and

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Spain looks to turn back the clock and end the siesta

Spain’s acting prime minister has unveiled plans to do-away with the siesta, the country’s traditional afternoon nap time. Mariano Rajoy wants to cut

Spain’s acting prime minister has unveiled plans to do-away with the siesta, the country’s traditional afternoon nap time. Mariano Rajoy wants to cut

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Spain's Socialist and Podemos parties set to start coalition talks

Can the leaders of Spain’s Socialist Party and anti-austerity newcomer Podemos finally end the country’s political stalemate? They are set to start

Can the leaders of Spain’s Socialist Party and anti-austerity newcomer Podemos finally end the country’s political stalemate? They are set to start

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Spain in its political labyrinth

Two and a half months after the General Election, Spain still has no Government. And no-one can tell you when it might get one. On Friday, exactly 48

Two and a half months after the General Election, Spain still has no Government. And no-one can tell you when it might get one. On Friday, exactly 48