21st September 2019

Gabriel Rufián

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Pedro Sánchez: suspending Catalonia’s self-rule still an option

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Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s acting prime minister, has insisted that suspending Catalonia‘s self-rule is still on the table. This comes in the wake of the failed
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Tweet over ‘Spain’s crucial role’ in 1944 liberation of Paris sparks controversy

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A tweet from the Spanish government’s Ministry of Justice regarding Spain’s ‘crucial role’ in liberating Paris from the Nazis in 1944 caused a controversy on
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PSOE on PP’s request for new candidate: ‘fantasy, insulting, delirium’

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The acting Spanish government of the Socialist PSOE party has described calls from the right-wing People’s Party (PP) to nominate a new candidate for prime minister
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Sánchez blames Iglesias for failure in 2nd investiture vote

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Pedro Sánchez has failed again in the second round of votes to be named prime minister in the Spanish Congress. The Socialists (PSOE) won only 124
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As investiture debate continues, coalition still uncertain

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The main pro-independence party in the Spanish Congress, the Esquerra Republicana (ERC) party, extended its hand to Pedro Sánchez during the parliamentary debate to name him as
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General Election focus: the ERC party

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Esquerra Republicana (ERC) – the ‘Republican Left of Catalonia’ party – has been crusading for an independent, social democratic Catalan state for 88 years. It
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PP candidate: ‘Do you really say yes, yes, yes until the end?’

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The People’s Party (PP) candidate in Catalonia, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, sparked a controversy with her comments on sexual consent during a Spanish TV election debate.