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The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, makes a statement at La Moncloa to detail the composition and priorities of the new Executive. Pool Moncloa/José Manuel Álvarez. La Moncloa, Madrid

The four challenges faced by Spain’s new government

Pedro Sánchez faces a series of challenges after his party’s controversial investiture.
Pedro Sánchez stands by the Catalan, Spanish and European flags, at a meeting in Barcelona in 2021. Lluis Gene/AFP

Catalan, Basque and Galician are unlikely to become official EU languages, but alternatives to connect with regional language speakers are out there

To win the support of the Catalan independence party, Pedro Sanchez has called for Catalan, Galician and Basque to be recognised as official languages of the EU. Could he pull it off?
Proclamation of the Second Republic in Spain. Crowds with banners and flags. Archivo Baldomero y Aguayo, IPCE, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte

The 1930s municipal elections that put an end to the monarchy in Spain

After the country’s municipal elections in May 2023, perceived as a plebiscite on the government, President Pedro Sánchez called for general elections.
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez with supporters on election day in Spain, April 28 2019. His Socialist Party beat several right-wing to maintain its majority in parliament. AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Spanish voters rebuff radical right — for now

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.
Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez poses with his new cabinet, which has more women than men. AP Photo/Francisco Seco

Spain’s majority-female cabinet embodies women’s global rise to power

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.

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