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Politics & People news & information for Spain

Ex-PP treasurer Álvaro Lapuerta dies aged 90
Politics Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Ex-PP treasurer Álvaro Lapuerta dies aged 90

FORMER treasurer of the right-wing PP party, Álvaro Lapuerta, has died at home in Madrid aged 90. Predecessor to Luis Bárcenas, who has been jailed for 33 years for his key role in the party's slush-fund scandal...

Sánchez's biggest critic: First lady Begoña Gómez
Politics Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Sánchez's biggest critic: First lady Begoña Gómez

CUPID'S arrow fired the second Begoña Gómez and Pedro Sánchez were introduced by mutual friends at a party, but neither imagined that 12 years after their marriage, they would be president and First Lady of Spain...

UK verdict on Sánchez: 'Photogenic' and 'Mr Handsome'
Politics Fri, Jun 1, 2018

UK verdict on Sánchez: 'Photogenic' and 'Mr...

SPAIN'S newest president and seventh leader since the Transition has great plans and an even greater odyssey in front of him – but the UK is so far the only country whose media has commented on his great looks. In...

Europe congratulates Sánchez: Messages from Germany, France and Portugal
Politics Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Europe congratulates Sánchez: Messages from Germany,...

MESSAGES from European leaders have been pouring into Spain following the announcement of its new president, PSOE (socialist) head Pedro Sánchez. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pictured) says she hopes that following...

Spain has new president: PSOE's Pedro Sánchez ousts Rajoy
Politics Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Spain has new president: PSOE's Pedro Sánchez ousts...

SOCIALIST leader Pedro Sánchez is now president of Spain after a no-confidence vote against the PP's Mariano Rajoy prospered with 180 votes – four more than the 176 majority needed to pass the motion. Sánchez is...

PSOE's Pedro Sánchez as new Spanish president?
Politics Fri, Jun 1, 2018

PSOE's Pedro Sánchez as new Spanish president?

SPAIN may have a new president by this weekend now that socialist leader Pedro Sánchez has won enough votes to file a no-confidence motion against the current reigning PP. President Mariano Rajoy has refused to resign...

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero win members' referendum and keep their jobs
Politics Sun, May 27, 2018

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero win members'...

A REFERENDUM on whether Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero should keep their MP seats and stay on their party – the left-wing Podemos – has given them a 'reprieve' with 69% voting for them to remain. Pablo and...

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