20th April 2019

Spain General Election

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Political tension ahead of TV electoral debates

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The president of Spain’s People’s Party (PP), Pablo Casado, has said that the Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, ‘is only right when he amends’ previous decisions,
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Jordi Sànchez: ‘Nothing we’ve seen in our trial justifies prison’

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The main candidate in the forthcoming elections for the pro-independence Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) candidacy, Jordi Sànchez, one of the defendants in the on-going Catalan trial, has
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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.
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No election rallies or debates in prison for Catalans on trial

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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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Spanish election campaign: ‘political police’, Catalonia & far-right

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The campaigns for the 28 April Spanish general election kicked off on Friday morning with several events being held by political groups on Thursday night,
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Candidates must remain in jail during election campaign

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Spain’s Supreme Court has rejected a request from six jailed pro-independence politicians to leave prison in order to take part in the campaigns for the
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Pablo Iglesias tries to unite Podemos ahead of elections

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Spain’s left-wing Podemos party has launched its campaign for next month’s elections with its leader Pablo Iglesias trying to reunite the party, whilst returning to
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Quim Torra maintains yellow ribbons despite ultimatum

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Catalan president Quim Torra and his cabinet have decided to defy an ultimatum from the Spanish Electoral Authority and maintain the yellow ribbons on government