The Socialist Party handily won Spain's April 28 election, thanks to very high turnout among leftists who feared a return to ultra-right government. Spain had a rightist military regime until 1975.
Sánchez seeks to build alliances but not a formal coalition as the Socialists win but fall short of an absolute majority.
The PP wants to restrict access to terminations and Vox wants to ban all public funding for them.
Rather than setting itself against the EU like many other groups, Vox sees regional independence movements as its enemy.
The upcoming Spanish election will not only change the political landscape in the short term. The success of Vox will likely secure a place for anti-immigrant parties for the indefinite future.
With the big parties under pressure from regional forces, it's hard to see how anyone could form a government on April 28.
Left-wing parties in Andalusia were the biggest losers as right-wing parties gained seats in in regional elections in early December.
The questions raised by the region's failed bid for independence remain unanswered. And key figures remain in prison.
When it comes to preventing air strikes on civilians, the law of the arms trade is clear. Why is it so hard for countries to observe it?
New prime minister Pedro Sánchez wants to move the remains from a national memorial site. But not everyone agrees.
A strange coincidence of historical circumstances in Spain could, taken together, help to bring about a resolution to the crisis in Catalonia.
Leader of a corrupt party, an unpopular government and a divided country, Mariano Rajoy's days were numbered long ago.
The single biggest party was anti-independence but together, the pro-independence bloc is stronger.
Move by the senate in Madrid came just after the Catalan parliament voted for independence.
Bid for Catalonian independence brings return of a divided Spain.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
The potential for more violence is clear unless the two sides can be brought to the negotiating table as soon as possible.
Why did the Spanish state forcefully quash Catalonia’s referendum for independence? It is rooted in the country’s nearly 40-year dictatorship and its transition to democracy.
The referendum that wasn't a referendum can't have a winner.
The Madrid government is doing everything it can to stop the planned October 1 referendum from happening.