24th April 2019

Regional Elections

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No election rallies or debates in prison for Catalans on trial

Newsdesk / ACN
The Spanish Government has turned down a petition from jailed Catalan pro-independence politicians currently on trial and running in Spain’s forthcoming general election, from holding
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48 hours to remove ‘esteladas’ and yellow ribbons from public buildings

News Desk
Spain’s electoral authority has ordered Catalan president Quim Torra to remove all independence flags and yellow ribbons from public buildings within 48 hours. Following a
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Pedro Sánchez calls general election for 28 April

Tim Parfitt / AFP / Agencies
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced a general election for 28 April – the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was
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Trial focus: ‘popular prosecution has no equivalent elsewhere in EU’

AFP
Far-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as
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Jailed Catalan leader to run for Barcelona mayor

Tim Parfitt / AFP / Agencies
A former Catalan pro-independence leader who is in jail for alleged rebellion pending a trial over the 2017 referendum is to run for mayor of
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Spanish feminists protest at far-right ‘sexist’ party

AFP
Spain’s powerful feminist movement rallied across the country on Tuesday against far-right party Vox for seeking to scrap tough laws against gender violence which it
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Focus on Ciudadanos: ‘weather vane’ to ‘dangerous friendships’

AFP
Four years after it burst onto the national scene, Spain’s Ciudadanos (Cs) party is poised to govern a region for the first time, in a
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Far-right Vox forms agreement with PP

AFP
Far-right party Vox, which sent shockwaves through Spain after winning a surprise 12 seats in Andalusia last month, has said it would vote in favour