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Politics & People news & information for La Rioja region/province

Villarroya's two-minute elections
Politics Mon, May 25, 2015

Villarroya's two-minute elections

The 2015 local elections lasted just two minutes in the little village of Villarroya in La Rioja. All nine of its registered voters had cast their votes by 9.02am, beating their 2011 record of seven minutes. "Before...

La Rioja Education Minister in anti-abortion video row
Politics Thu, Mar 26, 2009

La Rioja Education Minister in anti-abortion video row

The leading PSOE party has today demanded a parliamentary appearance from Luis Alegre, Education Minister for La Rioja, to explain the screening of an anti-abortion video containing 'ideological and political...

King Juan Carlos to inaugurate Riojaforum
Politics Fri, Jun 4, 2004

King Juan Carlos to inaugurate Riojaforum

King Juan Carlos will inaugurate the new Palace of Congresses and Auditorium of La Rioja – Riojaforum - on June 29. The centre opens to the public on June 9, La Rioja Day. This will be the fifth official visit to La...

Royal wedding present
Politics Fri, May 7, 2004

Royal wedding present

Prince Felipe and his bride-to-be, Letizia Ortiz, will receive an oak wooden box containing the complete works of La Rioja-born writer Gonzalo de Berceo, the first ever Spanish poet, as well as two Gran Reserva Rioja...

Politics Fri, Mar 26, 2004

River politics

The president of the Hydrographical Confederation of the Ebro, José Vicente Lacasa, today maintained that the work being carried out on the Ebro riverbed included in the National Hydrological Plan “is unstoppable”....

PP majority in La Rioja
Politics Mon, Mar 15, 2004

PP majority in La Rioja

The PP has won the general elections in La Rioja with a total of 91.059 votes (19,80 per cent), although the party loses one representative and goes from three to two seats. José Luis Bermejo and Félix Vadillo (second...

National minister of Justice visits Logroño
Politics Mon, Jan 12, 2004

National minister of Justice visits Logroño

The national minister of Justice, José María Michavila, today claimed during a press conference in Logroño that “today, our justice, for the first time, resolves more issues than those that come up and in less time...

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