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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