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Spanish Election 2015

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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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Tough talking as Spain tries to form coalition government

Spain’s Socialists are forging ahead with the arduous task of trying to form a coalition government, six weeks after a general election left the

Spain’s Socialists are forging ahead with the arduous task of trying to form a coalition government, six weeks after a general election left the

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Spain: political deadlock continues after latest Rajoy move

Acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy still believes a grand coalition between his People’s Party, the socialists and the smaller Ciudadanos

Acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy still believes a grand coalition between his People’s Party, the socialists and the smaller Ciudadanos

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Rajoy still hoping for Spanish coalition

Spain’s acting prime minister says he’s still hoping to build a broad coalition government – despite being rebuffed by both the Socialist Party and

Spain’s acting prime minister says he’s still hoping to build a broad coalition government – despite being rebuffed by both the Socialist Party and

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Spanish shares hit by inconclusive election outcome

The inconclusive Spanish election result hit the market in Madrid, where stocks hit their lowest levels in three months and government bonds rose

The inconclusive Spanish election result hit the market in Madrid, where stocks hit their lowest levels in three months and government bonds rose

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Spain's future unclear as Rajoy loses majority

The political duopoly that has ruled Spain for decades has been broken as new parties split the vote in the country’s general election. Although

The political duopoly that has ruled Spain for decades has been broken as new parties split the vote in the country’s general election. Although

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Spain votes in tightest election in 40 years

Experts agree that Spain, which has been struggling economically, is seeing the end of a long-established two-party system.

Experts agree that Spain, which has been struggling economically, is seeing the end of a long-established two-party system.

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Campaigning closes in Spain's tightest election race in decades

Campaigning has come to a close in the tightest general election race Spain has seen in decades. Polls suggest Sunday’s (December 20) vote will see

Campaigning has come to a close in the tightest general election race Spain has seen in decades. Polls suggest Sunday’s (December 20) vote will see

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Mould-breaking election in Spain indicates four into two won't go

From being a two-party contest for the last 40 years Spain has four leading contenders going into Sunday's general election, with two newcomers threatening the Conservatives and Socialists' chances of

From being a two-party contest for the last 40 years Spain has four leading contenders going into Sunday's general election, with two newcomers threatening the Conservatives and Socialists' chances of

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Unemployment in Spain: a life without hope?

Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to

Jerez de la Frontera – where more than 1 in 3 is out of work Every day is a challenge for 27-year-old Miguel Angel Vaca Fernandez, as he strives to

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Spain: long road to recovery

Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as

Spain goes to the polls on December 20 in what is being billed as one of the most crucial elections in recent years. The region of Aragon is seen as

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Mariano Rajoy, Spanish conservative rolls with the punches

Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got

Mariano Rajoy is candidate for his own succession. The least that can be said of the conservative head of the Spanish government is he has got

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Pedro Sanchez woos Spaniards to vote Socialist

Many supporters of Pedro Sanchez largely forgive his career inexperience in favour of his looks; the leader of Spain’s Socialist party (PSOE) just

Many supporters of Pedro Sanchez largely forgive his career inexperience in favour of his looks; the leader of Spain’s Socialist party (PSOE) just

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Albert Rivera, fresh face of Ciudadanos, influences Spanish unity

Albert Rivera is perhaps Spain’s most palatable politician for the centre-right, a newcomer to national politics. The 36-year-old lawyer and

Albert Rivera is perhaps Spain’s most palatable politician for the centre-right, a newcomer to national politics. The 36-year-old lawyer and

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Spain's sweet economy: alive, well and living in Alicante

The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean

The Spanish traditional Christmas sweet known as turron is ‘bread and butter’ to some 2,000 of the townspeople of Jijona, on Spain’s Mediterranean

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Spanish Election 2015: all you need to know

When does it happen, how does it work? On December 20, 36.5 million voters will vote to renew the Congreso de los Diputados (lower chamber, 350

When does it happen, how does it work? On December 20, 36.5 million voters will vote to renew the Congreso de los Diputados (lower chamber, 350

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Spanish PM Rajoy struck in head during election campaign event

He was on home soil, but not everyone was feeling friendly towards Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during an election campaign event on

He was on home soil, but not everyone was feeling friendly towards Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during an election campaign event on

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Spain's political newcomers determined to overturn 'caste system'

Ciudadanos (‘Citizens’), is one of Spain’s new parties that emerged from crisis. The second-largest group in Catalonia’s regional parliament after

Ciudadanos (‘Citizens’), is one of Spain’s new parties that emerged from crisis. The second-largest group in Catalonia’s regional parliament after

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Spain expects an end to seesaw Conservative-Socialist voting

A senior figure in Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) is in La Nucia, in the southeastern Alicante province for the day. Foreign Affairs

A senior figure in Spain’s conservative People’s Party (PP) is in La Nucia, in the southeastern Alicante province for the day. Foreign Affairs

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Spanish PM Rajoy attacked during bitter TV debate

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election

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Spanish election debate descends into row ahead of Sunday's poll

Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy

Spain’s prime minister has come under attack over corruption allegations in a live televised debate before Sunday’s general election. Mariano Rajoy

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Spain prepares for election but voters still undecided

For the first time since Spain embraced democracy in 1977 the two party system has ruptured. The anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly

For the first time since Spain embraced democracy in 1977 the two party system has ruptured. The anti-austerity Podemos and market-friendly

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Spain must take constitutional reform by the horns

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain