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Montevideo, March 18th 2019 - 19:52 UTC

Tag: Partido Popular

  • Saturday, December 29th 2018 - 08:06 UTC

    Rightwing coalition to rule Socialist stronghold Andalusia: first time in 36 years

    The result paves the way for a PP-run regional government led by Juan Manuel Moreno after an agreement reached by Ciudadanos and the Partido Popular

    An alliance between the right-wing Partido Popular, Ciudadanos and Vox resulted in Ciudadanos’ deputy Marta Bosquet being voted in as Speaker of the Andalusia Parliament. She received 59 votes from the three parties, which put her ahead of left-wing alliance Adelante Andalucía’s Inmaculada Nieto who held 50 votes.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2018 - 09:02 UTC

    New Spanish government surprises Gibraltar at C24 calling for bilateral talks with UK

    Picardo drew a distinction between Spain under the Partido Popular and expressed hopes for better relations and enhanced cooperation with the PSOE administration.

    Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told the United Nations on Monday that Gibraltar was ready to work with Spain’s new Socialist government for the mutual benefit of citizens on both sides of the border. This, he underscored, did not deviate from Gibraltar’s cast-iron position on sovereignty and the principle of self-determination.

  • Saturday, May 26th 2018 - 08:46 UTC

    Countdown for Rajoy's government: call for fresh elections

    Rajoy called the opposition’s move “opportunist”, and said the no-confidence vote “goes against the stability in Spain and damages the economic recovery”

    Spanish opposition parties have launched a fierce campaign to end the conservative government of Mariano Rajoy after courts ruled that his Partido Popular profited from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme. The Socialist opposition announced a vote of no confidence against the prime minister with the backing of anti-establishment and left-wing parties, while the pro-business Ciudadanos (Citizens) – which had supported the conservative minority government until now – urged Mr Rajoy to call a fresh election.

  • Thursday, May 3rd 2018 - 08:19 UTC

    Congress members from Spain's ruling party divided on the Gibraltar question

    A first “soft” motion formally tabled was replaced by a motion that put Spain’s sovereignty aspirations centre stage and adopted a much harder position on Brexit

    Internal divisions on Gibraltar within Spain’s ruling Partido Popular have been laid bare in two versions of a parliamentary motion to be debated in the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Spanish Senate on Thursday.