Tag: Mariano Rajoy

Mariano Rajoy
Monday, December 21st 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Spain's left-right draw ends two-party system and marks time of coalitions

“We are about to begin a period that won’t be easy,” admitted Rajoy, who was first elected in 2011 and has tightened the reins on Spain’s spendthrift economy

Spain is heading for a period of difficult coalition-building after Sunday’s elections in which Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservatives came first, but were far short of a majority and with no obvious coalition partner after the centrist Ciudadanos (Citizens) did worse than expected, finishing fourth.

Saturday, December 19th 2015 - 02:43 UTC

Rajoy rejects the idea of a grand coalition, German style, after Sunday's vote

“I don’t know who proposed that; I certainly didn’t,” Rajoy said on the last day of the campaign. “No one in the PP has made a proposal for such a coalition.”

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday rejected any idea of his ruling Popular Party (PP) trying to form a grand coalition with the main opposition Socialist Party (PSOE) after Sunday's general election, in a bid to stop emerging political forces Podemos and Ciudadanos from entering government.

Tuesday, December 15th 2015 - 06:56 UTC

Spain's electoral debate dominated by corruption accusations

“The head of the government, Mr Rajoy, has to be a decent person, and you are not,” said Sanchez, accusing the premier of repeatedly lying to the public

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was accused of being unfit to govern by his socialist challenger Pedro Sanchez on Monday night in an unusually ferocious election debate held before this week's general election. Sanchez performance makes him a first line contender for highest office in Spain, even if Rajoy's party as forecasted wins the election

Tuesday, December 15th 2015 - 06:41 UTC

Spain's Rajoy expected to win next Sunday's election but without a majority

Polls are predicting PP will conquer less than 30% of votes, followed by PSOE, the liberal Citizens and Podemos (Yes We Can), with slight differences.

The latest surveys on the Spanish legislative elections to be held next Sunday, predict a victory for the ruling center-right People's Party, or PP, but without an absolute majority, so the party will have to form a coalition to establish a government.

Tuesday, December 1st 2015 - 08:19 UTC

Spanish minister anticipates 'spectacular' relationship with Macri government

García-Margallo underlined Spain's president Mariano Rajoy's close relationship with Argentine president elect Macri

Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo became on Sunday the first foreign official to be received by president-elect Mauricio Macri after he won the November 22 runoff election, and announced a new 'spectacular' era is beginning in Madrid’s relations with Argentina.

Tuesday, November 10th 2015 - 05:56 UTC

Rajoy says “Catalonia is not going anywhere, nothing is going to break”

In a nationally televised address, Rajoy said his government will appeal the decision at the constitutional Court, which has in the past blocked such moves

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Monday his government would file an appeal with the Constitutional Court to ensure that an independence declaration backed by the Catalan regional parliament has “no consequences”, he told a news conference.

Thursday, October 1st 2015 - 08:31 UTC

A homage, ‘Keep calm and carry on’

Traditionally a portent of historic things to come, the fact that the eclipsed moon bore a striking resemblance to the colors in the Catalan flag made it all the more powerfully symbolic.   At any rat

By Alex Salmond (*) - I do not know if Artur Mas, the president of Catalonia, deliberately chose the eclipse of the super-moon as the day on which to hold the most important election in Catalonia’s democratic history.

Monday, September 7th 2015 - 09:59 UTC

“For a more competitive Europe”

We must reinvigorate negotiations with the big South American trading bloc and look to the dynamic economies of Asia. Now we have a deal with Vietnam

Prime Minister and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wrote an article for the Spanish newspaper Expansión on competiveness.

Monday, June 15th 2015 - 04:59 UTC

Left-wing coalitions take power in Spain's main cities including Madrid and Barcelona

Former labor law judge Manuela Carmena was sworn in Madrid and anti-eviction campaigner Ada Colau (Pic) became the first woman major in Barcelona

Left-wing coalitions formally took power in four out of five of Spain's biggest cities on Sunday, marking a major political change in municipal politics a month after voters registered their anger at austerity and corruption in local elections.

Monday, May 25th 2015 - 07:47 UTC

Spaniards are furious and 'traditional parties' get beaten in regional elections

Spaniards rejected PP and rival Socialists, and opted for change in the shape of new parties: market-friendly Ciudadanos ('Citizens') and anti-austerity Podemos

Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering on Sunday's regional and local elections after voters punished Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for four years of severe spending cuts and a string of corruption scandals. In a test of the national mood ahead of general elections expected in November, the PP suffered its worst result in more than 20 years to herald an uncertain era of coalition as new parties rose to fragment the vote.

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