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Politics & People news & information for Álava

Rajoy attends gay colleague's wedding
Politics Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Rajoy attends gay colleague's wedding

SPAIN'S right-wing president Mariano Rajoy will go to area deputy Javier Maroto's wedding today – to his boyfriend. Despite having been dead against legalising same-sex marriage when his socialist predecessor...

Basque Nationalists win but fail to get Parliamentary majority
Politics Mon, Mar 2, 2009

Basque Nationalists win but fail to get Parliamentary...

The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) has won the Basque regional elections, securing 30 of the 75 available seats, but Juan José Ibarretxe, the current president of the Basque government, is not guaranteed re-election...

Constitutional Tribunal blocks Basque referendum
Politics Thu, Jul 17, 2008

Constitutional Tribunal blocks Basque referendum

The Constitutional Tribunal (TC) has agreed to consider separate appeals presented by the government and the opposition against Basque regional president Juan José Ibarretxe's plan to hold a public referendum...

Politics Mon, Sep 17, 2007

De Juana's girlfriend meets regional govt. rep

The general secretary of the Basque government presidential office, Jesús Peña, had a meeting this morning with Irati Aranzabal, who is the girlfriend of notorious ETA assassin, Iñaki de Juana Chaos. Ms Aranzabal was...

Courts ban 'new Batasuna' parties
Politics Sun, May 6, 2007

Courts ban 'new Batasuna' parties

The Spanish Supreme Tribunal has decided to impose a ban on all 246 lists of electoral candidates presented by the Abertzale Sozialistak (AS) party, as well as 133 candidate lists put forward by the Acción Nacionalista...

Hooded gang fire-bomb Basque government office
Politics Sun, Sep 3, 2006

Hooded gang fire-bomb Basque government office

A group of six hooded individuals launched a molotov cocktail attack on the headquarters of Alava provincial council in Vitoria shortly after midnight last night. Focusing their attack on a security post at one of the...

Ibarretxe meets Batasuna leaders to discuss ceasefire
Politics Wed, Apr 19, 2006

Ibarretxe meets Batasuna leaders to discuss ceasefire

The regional president of the Basque country (the lehendakari), Juan José Ibarretxe (archive photo, far right), concludes his round of talks with regional political leaders following ETA's announcement of a...

Politics Wed, Mar 29, 2006

Basque president meets political leaders to discuss...

The regional president of the Basque government (el lehendakari), Juan José Ibarretxe, has started a round of meetings with the leaders of some of the political parties represented in the regional parliament. The...

Batasuna plan to defy meeting ban
Politics Sat, Jan 21, 2006

Batasuna plan to defy meeting ban

It is very much an open question as to whether the illegalized Batasuna party will hold some sort of meeting today in the Basque Country after Judge Fernando Grande-Marleska handed down a decision banning the original...

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