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Jailed separatists, women in numbers and far-right bloc color Spain's rainbow chamber

7:13am EDT

MADRID Four jailed Catalan separatists, 24 far-right lawmakers, a record number of women and the biggest Socialist group in years on Tuesday inaugurated a parliament that reflects Spain's divisions and diversity like no other in recent memory.

Explainer: Crunch time for Spain as regional, EU elections loom

May 20 2019

MADRID Three weeks after a national election, Spain is still without a government. On Sunday it holds local, regional and European ballots that will go a long way toward establishing the country's political identity for the coming years.

Explainer: Crunch time for Spain as regional, EU elections loom

May 20 2019

MADRID Three weeks after a national election, Spain is still without a government. On Sunday it holds local, regional and European ballots that will go a long way towards establishing the country's political identity for the coming years.

Explainer - Crunch time for Spain as regional, EU elections loom

May 20 2019

MADRID Three weeks after a national election, Spain is still without a government. On Sunday it holds local, regional and European ballots that will go a long way towards establishing the country's political identity for the coming years.

Stars aligned for Catalan separatists? Not so fast

May 01 2019

BARCELONA/MADRID Cheers rang out and drinks flowed in a Barcelona sports hall on Sunday night as separatists celebrated a victory - the first time a pro-independence party won in Catalonia in a national election since Spain's return to democracy.

Explainer: Why Spain's election is so open, and how it may pan out

Apr 25 2019

MADRID Spain is readying for one of its most tightly contested national elections in decades, with the result too close to call and at least five parties from across the political spectrum with a chance of being in government. | Video

Catalonia: the crisis at the heart of Spain's election

Apr 25 2019

TOLEDO/BARCELONA, Spain Proudly displaying two Spanish flags he brought to wave at a Vox rally, retired police officer Jose Antonio Corrales Sierra says he will vote for the far-right party in Sunday's election and is ditching the mainstream PP conservatives because of Catalonia.

Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia

Apr 23 2019

MADRID The main candidates in Spain's general election on Monday clashed over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck.

If it ain't broke? Spain's economy takes rare election back seat

Apr 16 2019

MADRID For the first time in a decade, Spain's economy is taking a back seat in an election campaign as the main contenders, switching tack with a growth run entering its sixth year, focus on winning voters' hearts rather than filling their wallets.

Why Spain's election is so open, and how it may pan out

Apr 11 2019

MADRID Spain is gearing up for one of its most tightly contested national elections in decades, with the result too close to call and at least five parties from across the political spectrum with a shot at being in government.

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