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17:31

Opinion

A bad idea

Mark Nayler

...for an extension to the state of alarm (although, oddly, it wouldn't have made any difference if EH Bildu hadn't abstained: their votes weren't decisive). Sánchez, then, made a promise to go much further in repealing Rajoy's controversial ... least, this stealthily-made pact highlights, once again, the government's readiness to promise anything to anyone so long as they receive much-needed votes in return.

18:09

National

Government looks to renew state of alarm for another month

SUR

...legislation and the main, conservative PP party promised recently to vote against him next time round. On Thursday this week, centre-right Ciudadanos and left-wing Compromis told the government that their votes couldn't be relied on for the extension either. ... can win concessions from the government. Madrid needs the votes of ERC or Cs to succeed and is looking for a way of softening the terms of the state of alarm to gain their support. It says it needs the state of alarm to stay in place in some form to

15:33

Opinion

Law and disorder

MARK NAYLER

One of the de-escalation process. But even more baffling is Pedro Sánchez's latest judicial decree, passed in congress on Wednesday by a typically random collection of votes, which aims to reduce the already substantial backlog of court cases resulting

13:17

Local

Costa tourism bosses angry that Canaries may get better treatment

Pilar Martínez

"inadmissible discrimination. He added, "...we are not going to tolerate that, in exchange for the votes of a nationalist party, the workers in one region benefit and not all Spain." Some local tourism bosses congratulated the CC on its political agility but

12:42

National

MPs give approval for lockdown extension amid criticism of PM

SUR

The state of alarm was extended in Spain after a parliamentary vote on Wednesday night. It will now last until at least 11 April. The debate was held in a near-deserted chamber with MPs sending in their votes remotely. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

15:09

LifeStyle

28 February 1980: Andalusians vote for autonomy

Jennie Rhodes

votes; of them, 55.4 per cent voted in favour of creating the autonomous region, while 3.4 per cent voted against and 36.2 per cent abstained. The remaining five per cent corresponded to unmarked or spoiled ballot papers. The vote would go on to pave

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

17:47

Opinion

Saying sorry

REV ADRIAN LOW

...participation in society, and their votes." Calling people names, suggesting that laws, made by parliament are 'surrender bills', that the Supreme Court of the UK is not only wrong, but is an agent of remainers, all undermine the trust in our democracy and our

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.

16:41

National

PP grabs control of Madrid region with help of Ciudadanos

SUR

Approaching three months since the regional elections, the conservative Partido Popular (PP) managed to gain control of the Madrid regional government on Tuesday. PP leader in that region, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, secured 68 votes as opposed to the ... 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

13:47

LifeStyle

Andalusians voted the best in the bedroom for fifth year running

EFE

...voted best in bed for the fifth year running, after receiving 18 per cent of the votes. The Andalusians are followed by those from the Canary Islands, with 9.6 per cent of the votes, and the Catalonians (9.2 per cent), whilst people from Navarra were ... voted as worst when it comes to sex, receiving only 1.7 per cent of the votes. The survey also reveals other interesting statistics. Threesomes continue to be the top sexual fantasy for young Spaniards, although sex with remote-controlled toys has

16:03

Opinion

Happy holidays

Mark Nayler

...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

12:30

Opinion

How do I look?

Mark Nayler

...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

...madrid. Spain's MPs will go into their summer breaks without having chosen a new prime minister. Pedro Sánchez, PSOE Socialist party leader, didn't secure enough votes in two rounds of voting this week in the Madrid Congreso after failing to gain ... the support of left-wing Unidas Podemos (UP) for his candidacy. FIRST VOTE RESULT Absolute majority required. In Tuesday's first vote by MPs in Congreso, Pedro Sánchez failed to win the 176 votes needed in the 350-seat chamber. Votes in favour. ... 124 (the PSOE's own MPs plus one Cantabrian regionalist). Votes against. 170 'no' votes from PP, Ciudadanos, Vox, ERC, Junts per Catalunya, Navarra Suma and Coalición Canaria. Abstentions. 52: Unidas Podemos, PNV, Compromís and Bildu. SECOND

13:17

National

Autumn election closer as PSOE and Unidas Podemos still fail to agree on new government

SUR

There was no significant movement this week in the conflicting positions of the Socialist PSOE party and Unidas Podemos (UP) on how to form a government. The PSOE, under Pedro Sánchez, will present itself in investiture votes on 23 and 25 July but ... needs UP votes or an abstention to govern. UP leader, Pablo Iglesias, wants a share in a new government. Despite increasing tension between the two leaders, on Wednesday the negotiating teams decided to go back to basics, concentrating on what a

12:57

Local

PP party threatens local revolt and to vote down Cs in Mijas

IVÁN GELIBTER

...uScenario One. The local Mijas PP obeys its national and regional leadership and votes for Cs as part of the two-year on, two-year off power-sharing deal between PP and Cs. The PP's nine councillors plus Cs' six give a majority in the 25-seat chamber.

12:51

Opinion

Hobson's choice

REV ADRIAN LOW

...minister completely ignore this change in the preference of the people and vow to leave. One has indicated that he will suspend parliament if it votes against a no-deal Brexit. But only 28% of the UK want a no-deal Brexit, so suspension of parliament to

12:02

National

Pablo Iglesias holds out for coalition government with Pedro Sánchez's PSOE

SUR

"government of cooperation" and not a coalition government with Unidas Podemos. Sánchez will meet with leaders of the different parties again next week to try to find a way to get the votes or abstention he needs. In the event that Sánchez fails to be ... appointed in investiture votes in July, or at the latest September, an opinion poll has shown this week that he would win more seats if the general election has to be held again in the autumn.

09:41

Local

Control of Mijas council still unclear ahead of today's vote

Ivan Gelibter

...local Mijas PP obeys its national and regional leadership and votes for Cs as part of the two-year on, two-year off power-sharing deal between PP and Cs. The PP’s nine councillors plus Cs’ six give a majority in the 25-seat chamber. Scenario Two. The