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12:21

National

MPs prepare for weekend investiture debate to vote on new PM in a break from precedent

SUR

...into work. Pedro Sánchez has the most MPs but doesn't hold a majority. If he wins the investiture debate and vote, there will be another first, as Spain will be governed by a coalition for the first time since the restoration of democracy after ... Franco. The PSOE and its new left-wing partners, Unidas Podemos (UP), finalised details of their pact this week. UP, under Pablo Iglesias, will get one Deputy PM position and four ministries in the deal. To win the investiture, Sánchez needs the

14:08

National

PSOE still negotiating power as holidays near

SUR.

The negotiations between the PSOE party, winners of last month's general election, and ERC, separatist Catalan republicans, continued this week. It is hoped ERC will abstain in an investiture vote in parliament to allow PSOE leader, Pedro Sánchez, ... an investiture vote before the end of the year. By Thursday, the talks were calmer again, with both the PSOE and ERC saying privately a deal was close. ERC were waiting to see in writing what the PSOE are finally proposing to persuade them to

13:08

National

'Rebel' separatist MPs banned from attending Congreso sessions

SUR

The four recently elected Catalan MPs and one Senator who are on trial on charges of rebellion have been banned from sitting in the Spanish parliament after winning seats in April's general election. The five took up their posts last week after a c

11:35

National

Sánchez meets main leaders over possible pacts but all is on hold ahead of 26 May votes

SUR

investiture as new PM, or at the very least get them to abstain. This week, Sánchez held exploratory talks with the next three parties with most MPs. First in on Monday was Pablo Casado of the conservative Partido Popular. He committed to oppose the ... investiture, "as official opposition". But in a press conference afterwards, he urged centrist Ciudadanos (Cs) to abstain so that Sánchez didn't have to look for support from the small Catalan separatist parties. The next morning it was the turn of Cs leader

11:23

Gibraltar

Investiture of new mayor of Gibraltar

Debbie Bartlett Gibraltar

Kaiane Lopez was sworn in as the new mayor of Gibraltar at City Hall on Tuesday, the third female mayor in the Rock’s history. The former Miss World, who was deputy mayor, takes over the post from Adolfo Canepa, and the new deputy mayor is John Gonça

16:09

Opinion

What's the problem?

Mark Nayler

...for a second bout of investiture votes, in which he is by no means guaranteed to succeed. Given the continued political uncertainty, the changes that Sánchez has suggested making to the 1978 Spanish Constitution may appear entirely reasonable. The ... investiture vote in congress or, failing that, a simple majority in a repeat vote held no more than 48 hours later. If he or she fails in the second investiture, there are two months for a new candidate to be proposed. And if that also fails to happen, ... second-placed party, the Conservative PP - automatically gets to form a government, without having to first go through a nerve-wracking investiture process. Well, why shouldn't the leading party automatically have the first shot at putting together a

19:43

National

King gives up inheritance from his father amid corruption probe

SUR

Switzerland and Panama. The Royal household said that the King had promised at his 2014 investiture ceremony that, "the Crown should... protect the dignity of the Institution, preserve its prestige and conduct itself in an integral, honest and transparent

20:16

National

Swearing in of MPs takes place in parliament but no agreement on government yet

SUR

...in an investiture vote. There was a sense of deja vu during Tuesday's swearing-in, as the parliament had only last been opened in May, before the failure to form a government had forced Spain back to the polling booths this autumn. There was the ... King. Meritxell Batet was reappointed as speaker. She met with the King on Wednesday. Felipe VI now must decide who to nominate as candidate to be PM after meetings with all party leaders, and it is seen as unlikely that an investiture debate will

15:18

LifeStyle

22 November 1975: Juan Carlos I is made King of Spain

Debbie Bartlett

investiture, but in his first speech as king he also referred to a new stage in Spain's history and the need to make radical improvements. One of the new king's top priorities was to earn international support for his campaign for democracy. His investiture

12:52

Opinion

Flip-flop

Mark Nayler

...thirteen years in prison last month for his role in the 2017 independence referendum - is willing to abstain in the upcoming investiture votes (which, by the way, no-one seems to be in a hurry to schedule). In return, ERC, which sits on thirteen of the 350 ... abstention in the upcoming investiture sessions. It's a situation that highlights the complexity and fragmentation of Spanish politics, and a very unpleasant one for the acting prime minister. But compromise and dialogue, as Sánchez was so fond of saying

13:29

National

Pedro Sánchez becomes PM, leading a PSOE-Unidas Podemos left-wing coalition

SUR

After more than eight months in limbo, Spain got its new government at last on Tuesday after an MPs' vote. The leader of the PSOE Socialist party, Pedro Sánchez, won the support of the Congreso in the investiture debate and vote that saw MPs cut ... Consumer Affairs role. At his very brief swearing-in ceremony, the King joked with Pedro Sánchez, "The pain comes later". After failing to gain an overall majority in the investiture debate over the weekend, Sánchez - until now acting PM - scraped a

16:41

National

PP grabs control of Madrid region with help of Ciudadanos

SUR

...opposition's 64 votes, by securing the support of the regional MPs of Ciudadanos (Cs) and Vox parties. Díaz Ayuso has said it will be a difficult term of office, having to balance all the demands of the two other parties written into her investiture

15:53

Opinion

Taking a short cut

Mark Nayler

Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), which abstained at Sánchez's investiture session on the condition that the Socialist leader open talks with Catalan secessionists. Now, the ERC's crucial budget votes - or abstentions, at least - depend on Sánchez's

16:38

National

Pedro Sánchez still searching for way to win MPs' vote on next PM

SUR

It looked increasingly likely this week that Pedro Sánchez, winner of April's general election with his PSOE party, would not secure a majority of MPs' votes to be the next prime minister in July's investiture debate in the Congreso. Sánchez, who ... leader, Pablo Iglesias, is holding out for some full ministerial positions. The Partido Popular and Ciudadanos parties have refused to abstain in the investiture debate due in mid-July to allow in a minority PSOE government. Unidas Podemos said this

19:04

Opinion

Too close to call?

Mark Nayler

...an illegal referendum on Catalan independence in 2017. Coming just ahead of two investiture sessions next week, in which Pedro Sánchez will try to become Spain's next PM, the recommendation suggests there's a close connection between the executive and

19:02

Opinion

Rash promises

Mark Nayler

...predict, he increases the Socialists' share of seats in congress on November 10th, he'll still be short of a majority. Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera has said that his party will abstain or vote for Sánchez at the next investiture vote, but he remains ... garnering the votes of other parties. Indeed, it's mainly the ideological inflexibility of their leaders that has denied Spain a stable majority government for the last few years. Rivera's promise to support Sánchez in the next investiture votes, then, is

16:03

Opinion

Happy holidays

Mark Nayler

...third investiture vote, due to be held on September 23rd. "I haven't lost hope, I'm not throwing in the towel," he told the assembled journalists. It was fighting talk, demonstrating that Sánchez is determined to be proactive, even after his defeat in ... the first two investiture votes. It'd be good to see a little more proactiveness from the leaders of Spain's other political parties, who have apparently given up and headed to the beach for the rest of the summer. As acting prime minister and ... collective duty to ensure that a worn-out electorate does not have to return to the polls for the fourth time in four years in November, which is what will happen if Sánchez loses the next investiture vote. So far, though, there has only been one real attempt

15:10

Opinion

Votes and wallets

Héctor Barbotta

The pact announced between the PSOE and Unidas Podemos to try to ensure Pedro Sánchez's investiture as prime minister (he will still need another 21 seats) has been enough to take Vox and its spectacular results out of the news headlines, for the

13:25

National

King interviews party leaders

...their party's MPs would support as prime minister, the king will propose a candidate to go forward to the investiture debate. This is expected to be Socialist leader and acting PM Pedro Sánchez, who won the elections, but still needs support from

17:01

Opinion

A monstrous government

Mark Nayler

...seats short of a parliamentary majority - and squeezing that deal through Congress by securing the abstentions of the pro-independence Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) in the investiture votes. This week, Sánchez also met with two other

11:10

Opinion

Smokescreen

Mark Nayler the euro zone

...over as PP leader from Rajoy last June, also said that his party cannot support Sánchez at the upcoming investiture votes; the PSOE, he claimed, stands revealed as "the protagonist of the biggest corruption scandal in the history of Spain" (a

14:57

Opinion

The price to pay

Mark Nayler

...week, Sánchez also offered Iglesias what he called a "rigorous system of control" over a minority Socialist government, in an attempt to secure UP's votes in the next investiture vote (due to be held this month). As part of this deliberately ... occupies just 35 seats, is asking for too much. "We don't want votes at our investiture for free," Sánchez told El País newspaper last weekend. Perhaps not; but it seems that he's not willing to pay Iglesias much for them either.

10:38

Local

Mijas delays swearing-in of new council as chaos engulfs Vox

IVÁN GELIBTER

...won, or coalition or pact agreed, the most-voted party will be sworn in automatically. However in Mijas, the Junta Electoral, the Spanish electoral commission, has taken the unusual step of delaying the investiture debate until 5 July as local ... Initially the first person on Vox's electoral list said that he didn't want to stand any longerThe latest controversy that has delayed the investiture debate isn't over who will be mayor from the candidacies of PP, Cs and PSOE , but instead is because of a ... Vox councillor. Vox has now issued a formal complaint to the electoral commission against Rivero which has delayed the investiture. If the complaint is not upheld, Rivero could be expelled from Vox and sit as an independent. This crisis comes on

11:17

National

Protests held across Andalucía in defence of equal rights and gender laws

A. M. ROMERO / I. GELIBTER

...the first day of the debate on the investiture of Juanma Moreno. The demonstrators were protesting against perceived risks to equal rights and gender violence laws in the incoming PP-Cs coalition, and most had arrived on coaches hired by the outgoing ... However, Vox said it was largely happy with Moreno's investiture speech in the end. In Malaga, an evening march took place where participants called for no backwards steps in gender violence or LGBTI protection.

12:30

Opinion

How do I look?

Mark Nayler

You've got Brexit, and we've got THIS." So said the owner of my local bar last week as he pointed to the TV, which was showing hypnotisingly dull footage of Pedro Sánchez's investiture vote. As each of the 350 deputies rose to say "Yes" or "No", I ... incongruity between Spain being promoted in this respect while being demoted in the "Control of Corruption" category. It was depressing watching Sánchez's defeat in the investiture votes, even though I did so perched at the bar in my local with an ice-cold

18:06

National

Pedro Sánchez fails to win support of MPs to form next government

SUR

...changed its 'no' votes to abstentions. Sánchez will now try to keep negotiating with parties ahead of a 23 September constitutional deadline for any other attempted investiture. But on Thursday lunchtime, after the second stage of the two-vote process, ... however, despite an apparent thawing in relations last weekend, the UP proposal was roundly rejected by the PSOE in the end. The investiture debate began on Monday and a first vote of MPs took place on Tuesday lunchtime. Sánchez needed an absolute ... programme?" she added, referring to UP's request to have the ministries controlling tax and spending plans. She added that even with UP, the right numbers for investiture aren't guaranteed, depending as well on the goodwill of the PNV Basque nationalist party

19:31

LifeStyle

Poor man's pepper

ESPERANZA PELÁEZ

Gastromomers such as Francisco Abad Alegría, who dedicated his investiture speech to the Academia Aragonesa de Gastronomía to Saffron and paprika, ventured that the red of the paprika was the backbone of Spanish cuisine. This is because, unlike

16:06

National

Sánchez weighs up next move after general election win

SUR

...elections. In the middle of these negotiations towards the investiture of a new government, the super Sunday of elections falls on 26 May, with municipal, regional (in most areas) and European votes. It's likely that all parties will keep their cards on pacts ... since he leads the party with the biggest number of seats. Investiture. The date that MPs will vote on the candidate nominated by the King will depend on how well the PSOE leader's negotiations are going with other parties. There's no time limit to ... with the most votes when any absentions are ignored. Repeating the general election. If Pedro Sánchez isn't successful in those inital investiture votes, the constitutional clock starts ticking towards new elections, which would be held two months

17:36

Local

Mijas council edges towards a mayor-swapping coalition

Ivan Gelibter

...eight separate investigations linked to possible abuse of public office, offences which he denies. The investiture of a new council in Mijas has been delayed until 5 July over a separate, internal dispute within hard-right Vox over who is their

11:47

Gibraltar

$10,000 of items for children in need

Debbie Bartlett

The mayor of Gibraltar presented $10,000 worth of items to St Martin's School and the Rainbow Ward at St Bernard's Hospital this week. At her investiture the mayor, a former Miss World, had announced that Julia Morley, on behalf of Beauty with a

15:02

National

Sànchez can't leave jail to lead Catalans

SUR

The Supreme Court has said that Catalan separatist and civic leader, Jordi Sànchez, is unable to leave jail to attend an investiture debate, planned for Friday (today), as candidate to be new president of Catalonia. The Catalan parliament had agreed

16:57

Opinion

Deal with it

Mark Nayler

We now know that Pablo Iglesias' Unidas Podemos (UP) didn't support Pedro Sánchez's Socialists (the PSOE) in Thursday's second investiture vote. The two party leaders have been trying to form a coalition government ever since April 29th's

15:51

Opinion

Business as usual

Mark Nayler

...take care of itself, as there is no end in sight to the current political deadlock: the first investiture vote for Pedro Sánchez as the next prime minister is unlikely to take place before mid-July. To win that vote, the acting premier needs an absolute