The Madrid government is doing everything it can to stop the planned October 1 referendum from happening.
Spain has specific laws on protecting historical memory, and yet some would rather forget about them altogether.
When is a joke not a joke? When it starts to erode a fundamental human right.
Podemos must reconsider who is above and who is below – who are the people and who are the people’s enemy.
Podemos positioned itself as leading a revolt by the people against the political system. Now, as Spain's third-largest party, it is part of that system and has some difficult decisions to make.
Mariano Rajoy is sworn in as prime minister.
After two elections and months of deadlock, a minority administration has been agreed. But the situation is far from stable.
Labour's leader has a renewed mandate to put his party at the vanguard of the left – but others have walked that road before.
With two votes failing to produce a government, caretaker PM Mariano Rajoy is running out of options.
The Lincoln Brigade Memorial in San Francisco.
For many contemporary observers, the Spanish Civil War was seen as very much of a piece with the war against Hitler and Mussolini. But then things changed. Why?
Islamic State lost ground, Colombia got a chance at lasting peace, and the Pope sounded a liberated note on homosexuality.
Spain couldn't form a government after its last election, so it had to try again. And it looks like the radicals are shut out.
As Spain found out at its last election, voting for change is one thing, but achieving it is quite another.
More than two months after the election, Spanish politicians still can't provide the people with the government they demanded.
Parliamentarians have again failed to form a coalition, nearly three months after the election.
The PP, celebrating while it can.
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Spain's two-party system is now consigned to the history books – but forming a functional government will be anything but easy.
Spain’s ruling People’s Party is predicted to win the election – but not by much.
Spain's era of two-party government is coming to an end – but what exactly happens next is far from clear.
Here goes nothing.
Catalonia's pro-independence parties now have the chance to assemble a parliamentary majority, but they'll have to overcome their own differences first.
Podemos’s Teresa Rodriguez addresses supporters.
Will Spain's general election really be an anti-austerity wave – or something much more messy?
Guess which way he’s voting.
Catalans have voted for independence in a referendum that holds no official sway but has enormous significance. Now Catalonia needs to decide where to turn next. The referendum, held on November 9, was…
Man of the moment, Pablo Iglesias.
A new political party has erupted onto the Spanish political scene and is now making major waves. Podemos – whose name translates as “we can” – has pulled ahead of the country’s two main political parties…
This is what democracy looks like: Republican demonstrators in Madrid.
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When King Juan Carlos addressed the people of Spain on the day of his abdication, he spoke of his desire, nearly four decades earlier, to give Spanish citizens control of their destiny and to create “a…