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12 May 2021
Following a highly polarised and bitter election campaign, the right-wing Partido Popular (PP - 'People's Party') has emerged victorious in elections to the 'autonomous community' of Madrid (one of 17 autonomous administrative areas).
2 October 2019
The verdict of 12 Catalan nationalist leaders on charges arising from the failed independence struggle in 2017 is expected soon. Nine have been charged with rebellion, which can result in 25 years in prison.
8 May 2019
To celebrate the defeat of the right and proclaim a "left victory" is not enough. The right and far right have not gone away
20 February 2019
Defeat the right in the ballot boxes and in the streets!: Pedro Sánchez's term is over. A government of the social democratic 'PSOE' party, formed eight months ago after the vote of no confidence against Rajoy of the traditional right-wing 'PP' party, has been brought down by a vote in parliament
19 September 2018
For a socialist Catalan republic of the working class and youth! Barcelona's Avenida Diagonal thoroughfare overflowed with around two million people in an unprecedented mass mobilisation
3 January 2018
Movement mobilises once more for the Catalan republic: The Catalan election on 21 December was a massive defeat for the Spanish nationalist 'bloc of article 155' - the imposition of direct rule in Catalonia - and an even bigger blow to this bloc's main force, the right-wing People's Party (PP) of prime minister Mariano Rajoy.
24 October 2017
The dramatic events that have shaken Catalonia and the Spanish state have national and international implications, writes Socialists must back Catalan struggle for self-determination.
15 March 2017
The Socialist Party's national congress 2017 took was attended by delegates and visitors from Socialist Party branches all over England and Wales, as well as international guests
15 February 2017
The discussion focussed on the impact of Trump's victory internationally and the crucial role of a revolutionary party in the current and coming class battles
15 February 2017
The attempt to remove left winger Pablo Iglesias from the leadership of Podemos, the left party formed out of Spain's 2011 'Indignados' movement, has been a terrible failure
2 November 2016
A tidal wave of protest swept through the streets and squares of Spain on 26 October
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
13 July 2016
The results of the 26 June re-run general elections in Spain were without doubt very disappointing for many activists, and for broad layers of workers and youth. All opinion polls pointed to the much-coveted 'sorpasso' - ie the alternative left overtaking the ex-social democratic PSOE as the main opposition to the right-wing PP (People's Party).
6 January 2016
Spain - elections mark shift to left: The elections on 20 December registered a fundamental change in the political situation and composition of the parliament. This change was also reflected in the local elections in May.
7 October 2015
Catalan elections on 27 September revealed a society virtually split down the middle on the question of independence from the Spanish state.
3 June 2015
On 24 May, Spain held local elections throughout the state, as well as elections to 13 of its 17 regional parliaments. The results represent a further step in Spanish capitalism's political crisis
18 February 2015
On 14-15 February, branch delegates and visitors gathered at 2015 Socialist Party congress to discuss and debate the key political developments internationally and in Britain, and to map out the party's tasks over the next 12 months
11 February 2015
The election of a Syriza-led government in Greece has encouraged anti-austerity left forces throughout crisis-ravaged Europe and beyond. Nowhere is this more the case than in Spain, where a force widely seen as a 'Spanish Syriza', Podemos, is growing from strength to strength
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