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Spain to hold fourth election in four years on November 10

Sep 17 2019

MADRID Spain will hold its fourth election in four years on Nov. 10 after rival parties failed to break a months-long impasse in a deeply fragmented parliament, with no guarantee the repeat vote will make it any easier for them to form a government.

Spanish party offers way out of political limbo, election still looming

Sep 16 2019

MADRID The leader of Spain's centre-right Ciudadanos party offered on Monday to break a political deadlock and avoid another election by facilitating Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez's confirmation as premier if certain conditions are met.

Catalan separatists march for independence amid splits on tactics

Sep 11 2019

BARCELONA Tens of thousands of Catalans waving pro-independence flags and chanting "Independence now!" gathered in Barcelona on Wednesday to call for a break from Spain, but turnout was far less than at past such rallies amid divisions among separatist parties.

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

Aug 17 2019

ROME/MADRID Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean. | Video

Spain's Sanchez loses bid to be confirmed as PM, eyes fresh attempt

Jul 25 2019

MADRID Spain's parliament rejected Pedro Sanchez's bid to be confirmed as prime minister on Thursday, putting the country on a path to what could be its fourth national election in as many years - unless he succeeds in another attempt.

Spain's Sanchez loses first bid to be confirmed as PM, eyes Thursday vote

Jul 23 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Tuesday in a first attempt to get parliament's backing to form a government, leaving him two days to try and strike a deal with the far-left Unidas Podemos ahead of a second vote.

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

Jul 19 2019

MADRID Spain enters a week of debates and votes which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

Jul 19 2019

MADRID Spain enters a week of debates and votes which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Factbox: Will Spain's Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

Jul 18 2019

MADRID Spain enters a week of votes and debates which will be vital in determining whether Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been acting prime minister since an inconclusive election in late April, will be confirmed in the job.

Spain's Sanchez relishes European role but reality bites

Jun 28 2019

MADRID Spanish leader Pedro Sanchez shot to prominence on the EU political scene after his victories in national and European elections, but now he faces a reality check that combines troubles at home with the complexity of EU talks.

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