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15:53

Opinion

Taking a short cut

Mark Nayler

...of last year, courting votes from centrist voters hostile to the Catalan independence drive, Sánchez refused to answer Torra's phone calls. He also said that working with Podemos' leader would be unfeasible, as Iglesias is further to the left than the ... 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

13:29

National

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

SUR

167 voted in favour of Sánchez's candidacy, 165 against and there were 18 abstentions. The 120 PSOE MPs were added to the 35 votes of left-wing Unidas Podemos (UP), guaranteed after the post-general-election pact between Sánchez and UP leader Pablo ... simple majority on Tuesday, gaining 167 votes in favour and 165 against. It was the controversial abstention by MPs from Catalan and Basque pro-independence groups ERC and EH Bildu that swung the balance in Sánchez's favour. Following a deal struck

12:14

Opinion

Patching it up

Mark Nayler

Spain finally has a "Frankenstein" government - a minority administration led by the Socialists, supported by leftist Unidas Podemos (UP) and reliant on the votes of smaller separatist parties to pass legislation. The country's political deadlock ... north-easterly region, something to which Sánchez is firmly opposed - although he had to agree to open dialogue with the ERC, Republican Left of Catalonia, in order to secure their votes this week. Speaking of which, PP leader Pablo Casado has accused Sánchez of

11:34

Local

Alcaucín mayor faces vote of no confidence over lack of dialogue

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

Ciudadanos led the council with a PSOE coalition. However, after the PSOE gained more votes in the last election, the decision was made for the PSOE to lead with Ciudadanos support. The vote of no confidence is scheduled to take place at the next council

20:58

Opinion

Back and forward

Mark Nayler

...national votes held in 2019 (the first was on 28 April) resulted in political fragmentation, with no single party possessing anywhere near a parliamentary majority. But this, in itself, is not what's denying Spain a stable government: the real problem is

20:55

Opinion

2020 vision

Peter Edgerton

...wins and the losers are left to look on aghast, scratching their heads incredulously because they've never met anyone who votes differently from them except for that weirdo who lives at number eighty-three with his mother and too many cats. In music,

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 ... bid, the region's president Quim Torra gave Sánchez a choice: either guarantee a legal referendum on secession within a month, or forfeit the congressional votes of pro-independence parties. The government's robust response was "we do not accept

16:09

Opinion

What's the problem?

Mark Nayler

On Wednesday, the King of Spain yet again asked Socialist (PSOE) leader and acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez to try and form the country's next government. Sánchez, as leader of the party that took the most votes on November 10th, is now headed ... 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 ... a party lacking either a parliamentary majority or more than 50% of the national vote. To come at it from another angle, imagine that, after November 10th, no investiture votes were necessary because Sánchez had automatically assumed the

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

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 ... has to talk, even if the negotiations would be fraught and potentially fruitless. To make any headway with the Catalan problem, the PSOE leader needs to secure another term as prime minister, and to achieve that he requires the ERC's votes or

15:57

Opinion

Responsibilities

Rachel Haynes

...subsidies that ate up more than 600 million euros of public funds. Votes and loyalty from the many thousands who benefited from the handouts appear to have been what the politicians who either dealt with, or turned a blind eye to, the illegal system

15:48

National

Vox does well in the south and almost comes second in Andalucía

SUR

...popular party, with 28% of the vote, and nearer home, in neighbouring Andalucía, the party was within a few votes of beating the PP into second place with 20.39% against 20.54%. On a regional basis in Andalucía, across all eight provinces, 25 seats in

15:10

Opinion

Votes and wallets

Héctor Barbotta

...million votes received by the far-right party. The support from the poorest areas of this country is particularly significant. For example, Vox received 20 per cent of votes in La Palmilla (Malaga); and with 31 per cent, Las Albarizas was the area where

10:04

National

Socialists win general election, as PP recovers, Vox becomes third party and Ciudadanos collapses

SUR

Sunday's repeat general election brought another win for the PSOE, although the result leaves the Socialists with three fewer seats than they gained in April (120 instead of 123 at nearly 99% of votes counted). The conservative Partido ... Popular has recovered somewhat with 87 seats (21 up on April) although the biggest celebrations on Sunday night were at the headquarters of far-right party Vox which has seen its number of MPs shoot up by 28 to 52. The increase in votes for PP and Vox ... votes fewer. The last-minute confirmation of a third MP came as a relief for the PP. Vox gains two seats instead of one and UP and Cs lose an MP, sending just one representative each to Madrid. The turnout Malaga on Sunday was 66.7%

14:23

Opinion

Communication breakdown

Mark Nayler

...rhetoric of moderation and compromise with regard to Catalan separatists. Apparently, he now hopes that if he ignores them, they'll just go away. This is a bad error of judgement and one that is already costing the Socialists votes, if the latest opinion

18:18

LifeStyle

25 October 1979: Catalans and Basques choose autonomy

FRANK GAVURIN

...referendums, leading to an abstention rate of just over 40% in both votes. Nevertheless, 90% of Basque voters and 88% of Catalans gave their approval to the new statutes of autonomy. Both regional governments were given extensive devolved powers, with the

15:44

Gibraltar

Picardo wins Gibraltar general election

Debbie Bartlett

The GSLP-Liberals have won the General Election in Gibraltar that took place on Thursday. The party led by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has been voted in for a third four-year term with 52.5 per cent of the votes. Picardo received the highest ... number of votes, at 9,961. GSD's Keith Azopardi.EFE There was a considerable gap between this result and the GSD, which received 25.6 per cent of votes, but an impressive performance by newcomers Together Gibraltar, who received 20.5 per cent. TG’s ... leader, Marlene Hassan Nahon, received 5,639 votes, the highest number in the opposition parties. Independent candidates Robert Vazquez and JC Pons received 0.92 and 0.53 per cent of the votes, respectively. Gibraltar’s new parliament now looks like

19:02

Opinion

Rash promises

Mark Nayler

...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