With Unidas Podemos in the ruling coalition, Spain's position towards Venezuela has become slightly less clear-cut.
You've never heard of him but Tomas Guitarte had the power to make or break the Spanish ruling coalition.
This is the first coalition government since Spain's transition to democracy after the regime of Francisco Franco.
Spainish Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez must wait yet again before he can move forward with a coalition government.
As expected, Spain's interim Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has failed in his first attempt to get Parliament's backing to form a coalition government. A second vote on Tuesday should give him the votes he needs.
Spain's coalition saga continues.
Spain's acting Prime Minister and Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez meet pro-independence Catalan Party to unlock the political stalemate.
Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez is seeking to form a coalition government with far left partners Podemos, but the two parties together don’t have enough seats to form an absolute majority.
The new government will have to take politics out of the courts and go back to the negotiating table where the Catalan government has been waiting for too long. The response of an EU member state to a political problem cannot simply be judicial repression and police violence.
Political leaders have made a final appeal to voters before Sunday's snap election that looks unlikely to resolve Spain's parliamentary gridlock.
The challenge of separatism in Catalonia, devised against and outside Spain’s constitutional framework, and silencing the majority of Catalans who are against independence, is a challenge for Europe and Europeans.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Barcelona's Plaza España on Tuesday night, putting detergent in a water fountain. Their message to the authorities was to 'clean up the mess from Spain'.
Madrid was urged on Tuesday to open talks on self-determination for Catalonia after days of at-times violent protests over jail sentences for nine separatist leaders.
The Government of Spain and its main leaders have launched a campaign on social media under the hashtag #Everybodysland, at the same time that Spain's Supreme Court sentence -convicting nine Catalan separatist leaders to between 9 and 13 years in prison- was made public.
A war of flags has taken over Barcelona's balconies with both pro and anti-independence supporters using their outside spaces to make clear where they stand on Catalonia's secession debate.
Spaniards were frustrated and angry on Wednesday after being called to the polls for a fourth time in four years and some said they would stay away from the ballot box, making it harder to predict how the political deadlock could be broken.
Spain will hold parliamentary elections on November 10, acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday after failing to secure enough support to be confirmed as premier.
Coalition talks between the far-left Podemos party and Spain’s caretaker socialist government have broken down. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has until the 23rd of September to form a majority coalition or face yet another general election.
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has once again rejected the far-left Unidas Podemos' demand for a formal coalition government.
On Tuesday, Mr Sanchez unveiled a new programme of policies to encourage the far-left party into backing him as Prime Minister.
Migrants have been jumping from Open Arms and attempting to swim ashore and scuffles have broken out as the vessel remains barred from Italy.
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez loses the second investiture vote after he failed to secure a deal with left-wing Podemos.
Five Catalan separatists were allowed out of prison to be sworn in at the opening session of Spain's new parliament 20 days after general elections
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has met with opposition leaders, opening the door to forming a coalition government.
After the Spanish socialists won the election without a majority, they must now form a coalition government with another party or group of parties.
Pedro Sánchez's socialists may need the support of Spanish separatist parties to be able to form a majority government after Sunday's general election
With polls for general elections in Spain opening soon, the leaders of all the political parties relaxed after completing their pre-election campaigns