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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,...

Spain's oldest councillor: Charito, 95
Politics Mon, May 27, 2019

Spain's oldest councillor: Charito, 95

AGE is nothing but a number – although it can help you qualify to run for local government in a party that was the third-most voted in its town yesterday (Sunday), as Charito and her colleagues in the Madrid region...

Sánchez's socialists win European elections; Puigdemont gains two seats
Politics Mon, May 27, 2019

Sánchez's socialists win European elections;...

ACTING president Pedro Sánchez's PSOE (socialist) party has won the European Parliamentary elections after scooping up one in three of the votes cast yesterday (Sunday) in Spain. And the pro-independence party...

Spain votes again: 'Mega-election' that comes once every 20 years
Politics Sun, May 26, 2019

Spain votes again: 'Mega-election' that comes once...

RESIDENTS in Spain are due to cast their ballots again today (Sunday) in a multiple election of the type that only crops up once every 20 years: the local and regional polls being held at the same time as the European...

Spain prepared for 'hard Brexit' following May's resignation
Politics Fri, May 24, 2019

Spain prepared for 'hard Brexit' following...

SPOKESWOMAN for Spain's acting government Isabel Celaá believes the British prime minister's resignation – announced this morning (Friday) means 'a hard Brexit could be impossible to stop', but...

Happy anniversary, King Felipe and Queen Letizia
Politics Wed, May 22, 2019

Happy anniversary, King Felipe and Queen Letizia

IT'S exactly 15 years ago today (Wednesday) since Crown Prince Felipe of Asturias and the famous face of the ten o'clock news on Spain's first channel, TVE – reporter Letizia Ortiz – tied the knot in...

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