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Spanish general election 2011

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Spain's Rajoy defends austerity measures

Spain’s prime minister has faced the media for the first time since his new government passed a raft of austerity measures. Mariano Rajoy reassured

Spain’s prime minister has faced the media for the first time since his new government passed a raft of austerity measures. Mariano Rajoy reassured

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Rajoy elected Spanish PM after parliament vote

Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has won a vote of confidence in parliament. He received 187 votes in favour, 149 against and 14

Spain’s incoming Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has won a vote of confidence in parliament. He received 187 votes in favour, 149 against and 14

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Basque left electoral gains contrasts Spanish conservative win

In an interview by satellite link with politician Jon Inarritu in the city of San Sebastian in Spain’s Basque region, euronews asked him about the

In an interview by satellite link with politician Jon Inarritu in the city of San Sebastian in Spain’s Basque region, euronews asked him about the

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Can Spain's new government get more people back to work?

Some people without jobs in Spain are optimistic that their new government will revitalise their prospects by fixing the country’s economic problems

Some people without jobs in Spain are optimistic that their new government will revitalise their prospects by fixing the country’s economic problems

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Basque peace dividend in Madrid

Nationalists in Spain’s autonomous northern Basque region have real reasons to celebrate these elections. The Amaiur left-wing coalition of several

Nationalists in Spain’s autonomous northern Basque region have real reasons to celebrate these elections. The Amaiur left-wing coalition of several

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Economic challenges face victorious Rajoy in Spain

After Mariano Rajoy’s landslide victory in Sunday’s election in Spain, now begins the hard task of fixing the country’s serious economic problems

After Mariano Rajoy’s landslide victory in Sunday’s election in Spain, now begins the hard task of fixing the country’s serious economic problems

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Spain's conservatives win an absolute majority

The Congress of deputies or lower house has 350 seats and Mario Rajoy’s centre right won 186 seats a landslide majority to take control. The

The Congress of deputies or lower house has 350 seats and Mario Rajoy’s centre right won 186 seats a landslide majority to take control. The

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Spain's conservatives sweep to victory

In Madrid, Mariano Rajoy has led his PP party, the centre right conservatives, to their greatest victory in a Spanish election after over seven years

In Madrid, Mariano Rajoy has led his PP party, the centre right conservatives, to their greatest victory in a Spanish election after over seven years

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Socialist debacle signals a change in Spain

The mood of defeat swept through the Socialist Party headquarters earlier than was expected. It was their most humiliating loss in the polls for 30

The mood of defeat swept through the Socialist Party headquarters earlier than was expected. It was their most humiliating loss in the polls for 30

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Right turn at the Spanish Parliament

The centre-right Popular Party, has stormed to victory at the Spanish parliamentary elections with provisional counts showing them winning a 44.6

The centre-right Popular Party, has stormed to victory at the Spanish parliamentary elections with provisional counts showing them winning a 44.6

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Spanish Elections: Rajoy set to win

An early count based on the official results of 78 percent of polling stations, shows the Popular Party winning with 44 percent of the vote. This

An early count based on the official results of 78 percent of polling stations, shows the Popular Party winning with 44 percent of the vote. This

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Spanish Elections: Exit poll results

Voting stations in Spain have now closed, and exit polls suggest a landslide victory for Popular Party President, Mariano Rajoy. The poll showed

Voting stations in Spain have now closed, and exit polls suggest a landslide victory for Popular Party President, Mariano Rajoy. The poll showed

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Spanish Election: Rajoy comments on landslide victory

Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the Popular Party has commented his comfortable victory on the night of the Spanish election.   He began by thanking

Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the Popular Party has commented his comfortable victory on the night of the Spanish election.   He began by thanking

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Spanish Election: Rubalcaba admits defeat

The PSOE candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has made a statement at his party headquarters that he has “clearly lost the election,“ and thanked those

The PSOE candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba has made a statement at his party headquarters that he has “clearly lost the election,“ and thanked those

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Spanish Elections: Lower voter participation

Early reports indicate a decrease in voter turnout at this years Spanish elections.   At 18:00 CET the 57.59 percent of those eligible to vote had

Early reports indicate a decrease in voter turnout at this years Spanish elections.   At 18:00 CET the 57.59 percent of those eligible to vote had

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Rajoy's rise as Spain slumps

Mariano Rajoy was the candidate who never quit, no matter what remarks were made about his charisma. His perseverance became a trademark, a political

Mariano Rajoy was the candidate who never quit, no matter what remarks were made about his charisma. His perseverance became a trademark, a political

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Zapatero's seven years in Madrid

The economic crisis made Spanish reformist prime minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero throw in the sponge in September and call autumn elections

The economic crisis made Spanish reformist prime minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero throw in the sponge in September and call autumn elections

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Conservatives poised for victory as Spain votes

It is looking like it will be third time lucky for People’s Party leader Mariano Rajoy. Having led Spain’s conservatives in two previous failed

It is looking like it will be third time lucky for People’s Party leader Mariano Rajoy. Having led Spain’s conservatives in two previous failed

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Spanish voters set to swing to the right over euro crisis

Voting is underway in Spain’s general election which is expected to see the country swing towards the centre-right People’s Party. Widespread anger

Voting is underway in Spain’s general election which is expected to see the country swing towards the centre-right People’s Party. Widespread anger

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Spanish go to the polls

Final preparations are in place for Spain’s general election. Schools have been turned into polling stations and the ballot papers and boxes have

Final preparations are in place for Spain’s general election. Schools have been turned into polling stations and the ballot papers and boxes have

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Spain's election: 'A walk in the park' for Mariano Rajoy

The two frontrunners in Spain’s election have been walking around Madrid’s parks on the day before voting. Striding to victory, Mariano Rajoy

The two frontrunners in Spain’s election have been walking around Madrid’s parks on the day before voting. Striding to victory, Mariano Rajoy

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Centre right tipped for victory in Spanish election

On Spain’s last day of campaigning for Sunday’s general election the centre-right Partido Popular was in bouyant mood. That is the result of showing

On Spain’s last day of campaigning for Sunday’s general election the centre-right Partido Popular was in bouyant mood. That is the result of showing

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Spain's centre-right looks set for big election win

He is not celebrating just yet. But as campaigning draws to a close ahead of Sunday’s election, Mariano Rajoy looks all but certain to become Spain’s

He is not celebrating just yet. But as campaigning draws to a close ahead of Sunday’s election, Mariano Rajoy looks all but certain to become Spain’s

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Sp@nish elections: the race for web supremacy

It’s fair to say the Spanish election race has failed to get hearts racing with excitement. In fact rather than a ‘race’ it resembles a fatigued

It’s fair to say the Spanish election race has failed to get hearts racing with excitement. In fact rather than a ‘race’ it resembles a fatigued

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Scuffles at pre-election protest in Spain

Just days before elections in Spain, students and teachers have taken to the streets to make their voices heard. Scuffles broke out between police

Just days before elections in Spain, students and teachers have taken to the streets to make their voices heard. Scuffles broke out between police

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Catalonia: The effect of the cuts to the health system

The Spanish region of Catalonia is making huge cuts to the budget of its healthcare system. Some say that the cuts are necessary, to balance the

The Spanish region of Catalonia is making huge cuts to the budget of its healthcare system. Some say that the cuts are necessary, to balance the

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Voters set to punish Spanish socialists in election

Three days before the general election in Spain, students are once again protesting against cuts in education. For months, Spanish people have

Three days before the general election in Spain, students are once again protesting against cuts in education. For months, Spanish people have

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Spain's budget-splitting welfare

Social welfare is the biggest concern of the Spaniards. The worry likely to be the most decisive in the elections is unemployment. Nearly five

Social welfare is the biggest concern of the Spaniards. The worry likely to be the most decisive in the elections is unemployment. Nearly five

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Spanish health system unsustainable

For more about the Spanish welfare state, euronews spoke to Guillem López Casasnovas, an economics professor at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University

For more about the Spanish welfare state, euronews spoke to Guillem López Casasnovas, an economics professor at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University