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No change in Spain as regional polls fail to break political deadlock

The Basque Nationalist Party lead by Íñigo Urkullu came out on top as predicted in one of two regional polls held in Spain on Sunday with seats and results…

The Basque Nationalist Party lead by Íñigo Urkullu came out on top as predicted in one of two regional polls held in Spain on Sunday with seats and results…

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Spain's acting PM Rajoy loses second confidence vote

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…

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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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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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No end in sight to Spanish political deadlock

Spain’s political deadlock has shown no signs of letting up after Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez reaffirmed his party would not back a government led by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s…

Spain’s political deadlock has shown no signs of letting up after Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez reaffirmed his party would not back a government led by acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s…

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Spain's socialists refuse to back Rajoy government

The leader of Spain’s Socialist party has refused to back Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s second attempt to form a coalition government in six months.

The leader of Spain’s Socialist party has refused to back Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s second attempt to form a coalition government in six months.

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Spanish go to polls again but similar inconclusive result expected on Sunday

For six months the Spanish have struggled in vain to form a new government after two new parties smashed the two-party system back in December. Having failed, voters now have to try again to elect a n

For six months the Spanish have struggled in vain to form a new government after two new parties smashed the two-party system back in December. Having failed, voters now have to try again to elect a n

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Spain seeks jobs and a government after general election

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain in the European Union has dominated the news headlines over recent weeks.

The referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain in the European Union has dominated the news headlines over recent weeks.

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Spain's PM Rajoy warns of possible Podemos victory in Sunday's elections

Spain’s acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that the far-left Unidos Podemos (“United We Can”) alliance could win this weekend’s general elections that may well shake up the co

Spain’s acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned that the far-left Unidos Podemos (“United We Can”) alliance could win this weekend’s general elections that may well shake up the co

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The new faces of Europe's far-left

And so they rose, and took to the streets and squares of cities and towns, reclaiming the Agora, asking that democracy live up to its promise: in Spain, in Greece, in France, people demanded that elec

And so they rose, and took to the streets and squares of cities and towns, reclaiming the Agora, asking that democracy live up to its promise: in Spain, in Greece, in France, people demanded that elec

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Representative democracy is 'a bit rusty'

For more insight on the citizen’s movements mushrooming across Europe, we spoke to Albert Ogien, a French sociologist and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

For more insight on the citizen’s movements mushrooming across Europe, we spoke to Albert Ogien, a French sociologist and senior researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

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Spain's party leaders fight for votes in TV debate

For the first time the leaders of four political parties have taken part in a televised debate before Spain’s June 26 election.

For the first time the leaders of four political parties have taken part in a televised debate before Spain’s June 26 election.

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Madrid marks five-year anniversary of los Indignados

In scenes reminiscent of those witnessed five years ago, thousands marched through the streets of Madrid on Sunday (May 15) to mark the anniversary

In scenes reminiscent of those witnessed five years ago, thousands marched through the streets of Madrid on Sunday (May 15) to mark the anniversary

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King of Spain dissolves parliament

The monarch has called an election for June 26. It is the first time the country has re-run a national vote.

The monarch has called an election for June 26. It is the first time the country has re-run a national vote.

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No end in sight to the pain in Spain?

It is not clear how the unprecedented situation in the country's modern history could be resolved if this second election is inconclusive.

It is not clear how the unprecedented situation in the country's modern history could be resolved if this second election is inconclusive.

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Spain set to go to the polls again as coalition talks fail

Spain is going to the polls again after King Felipe VI announced the failure of the latest round of coalition talks. It was the second time the

Spain is going to the polls again after King Felipe VI announced the failure of the latest round of coalition talks. It was the second time the

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Spain's king makes final attempt at coalition talks

Spain’s King Felipe is to begin a fresh round of talks with the country’s political parties in a last ditch effort to install a government and avoid

Spain’s King Felipe is to begin a fresh round of talks with the country’s political parties in a last ditch effort to install a government and avoid

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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