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.
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.
New prime minister Pedro Sánchez wants to move the remains from a national memorial site. But not everyone agrees.
Once women gain access to the highest political ranks, their numbers continue to grow, a new study shows. Their presence lays a 'concrete floor' of inclusion for future governments to build on.
A strange coincidence of historical circumstances in Spain could, taken together, help to bring about a resolution to the crisis in Catalonia.
After two elections and months of deadlock, a minority administration has been agreed. But the situation is far from stable.
More than two months after the election, Spanish politicians still can't provide the people with the government they demanded.