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Politics & People news & information for León province

“Sorry, León”: UK not 'cradle of parliamentarism', Rajoy learns
Politics Sun, Dec 17, 2017

“Sorry, León”: UK not 'cradle of...

SPAIN'S president Mariano Rajoy has had to apologise to the city of León for upholding the UK as an example for being 'the cradle of parliamentarism and the rule of law'. UNESCO historians have subtly...

PP wins with own two votes in village where 97% abstained
Politics Tue, May 26, 2015

PP wins with own two votes in village where 97% abstained

JUST two votes from the population of a small hamlet in the province of León were enough for the PP to get in - because 97% of residents did not bother to go to the polls. Felechares de la Valdería, which comes under...

Zapatero takes slight poll lead into second TV debate
Politics Mon, Mar 3, 2008

Zapatero takes slight poll lead into second TV debate

According to the final Sigma Dos poll before next Sunday's general election, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's socialist PSOE party is 4.1% points ahead of Mariano Rajoy's right-wing conservative PP party...

León socialist office targeted by fire-bomb vandals
Politics Mon, Feb 25, 2008

León socialist office targeted by fire-bomb vandals

Only minor smoke damage was caused to the frontage of PSOE party headquarters in León in a molotov cocktail attack by a gang of unidentified individuals during the early hours of this morning. Accompanied by provincial...

Zapatero insists Batasuna reject violence
Politics Mon, Feb 26, 2007

Zapatero insists Batasuna reject violence

Commenting on an interview with Batasuna leader, Arnaldo Otegi, that appeared in yesterday's La Vanguardia, president Zapatero said that, although he could detect "different elements" compared to previous...

Politics Wed, Nov 30, 2005

Zapatero's brother trounced in León elections

The Illustrious College of Lawyers in Leon recently celebrated their elections for the head of the facility -pitting Ricardo Gavilanes against Juan Rodriguez Zapatero, the brother of the Prime Minister, who was born in...

Germany and Spain to reactivate military construction agreements
Politics Mon, Nov 8, 2004

Germany and Spain to reactivate military construction...

Spain and Germany will make public this afternoon in a joint statement that they have agreed to renew military industrial cooperation with the construction of 235 latest generation Leopard II A5 E tanks at the Santa...

Politics Thu, Jun 24, 2004

Lady mayoress sacks uncooperative secretary

The socialist lady mayoress of the village of Torre del Bierzo (León), María José Estrada, against whom the PP and UPL have proposed a vote of no confidence, has sacked her secretary for persistent gross misconduct....

Politics Fri, May 21, 2004

Two socialist councillors resign to focus on business...

The two leading socialist opposition councillors, Miguel Angel Casado and Evencio López Fierro, for Borrenes (León) have resigned their posts this week. They claim that they find it impossible to dedicate sufficient...

Politics Fri, Apr 30, 2004

Home Affairs minister to visit León next Monday

The minister for Home Affairs, José Antonio Alonso, will make his first official visit to León next Monday. At 11.45am, the minister will be visiting the León Local Police station accompanied by socialist mayor,...

Zapatero honoured in home town
Politics Fri, Apr 23, 2004

Zapatero honoured in home town

The president of the Spanish government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, made a pre-elction promise which he fulfilled yesterday by visiting his home town of León, where he was warmly welcomed by friends, family and...

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