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Podemos baby number three: Aitana named after poets' exile to Latin America
Politics Sat, Aug 3, 2019

Podemos baby number three: Aitana named after poets'...

PODEMOS' leader Pablo Iglesias and his wife and second-in-command Irene Montero have announced the birth of their third child, Aitana – premature, but not dangerously so, unlike her elder brothers who spent last...

Podemos urges PSOE to 'negotiate seriously' and 'forget their summer holidays'
Politics Fri, Jul 26, 2019

Podemos urges PSOE to 'negotiate seriously' and...

LEFT-WING independent party Podemos has called for the socialists (PSOE) to 'start negotiating seriously' and 'immediately', and not to leave it until September when its leader Pedro Sánchez would have...

Sánchez's presidential hopes pinned on Thursday as first voting round fails
Politics Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Sánchez's presidential hopes pinned on Thursday as...

PEDRO Sánchez has failed in the first round of the investiture ceremony and will now have to work hard to persuade his non-supporters to back him in round two, on Thursday. In the first leg of a presidential...

Sánchez to march in Bastille Day parade
Politics Fri, Jul 5, 2019

Sánchez to march in Bastille Day parade

SPANISH president Pedro Sánchez has been invited to join the parade in Paris for the July 14 celebrations, known as 'Bastille Day'. Referred to by the French simply by the date – Bastille Day is one of the...

Mayors chosen by flipping a coin
Politics Tue, Jun 4, 2019

Mayors chosen by flipping a coin

WHEN local elections lead to a draw and inconclusive results – as is often the case – highly-technical negotiations are usually necessary to work out which party or parties will govern and who will become mayor. Or,...

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