• PSOE rebounds in polls after ousting Rajoy

    PSOE rebounds in polls after ousting Rajoy0

    Support for Spain’s Socialists has jumped since leader Pedro Sanchez staged a successful no-confidence vote against previous Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, two polls looking at voting intentions showed on Sunday. The June 1 no-confidence vote, raised in parliament by the Socialists after dozens of high ranking politicians from the ruling conservative Partido Popular were sentenced

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  • Tick tock

    Tick tock0

    The Brexit clock is ticking and the issues facing Gibraltar remain as urgent today as they were before Mariano Rajoy was removed from office on Friday. Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez and his team now take over from a PP administration that has for months been engaged in delicate discussions with the UK and Gibraltar about

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  • Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs

    Sanchez takes charge in Spain as tarnished Rajoy departs0

    By Chronicle staff and agencies Spanish socialist Pedro Sanchez was catapulted to power yesterday, taking over as Prime Minister from veteran conservative Mariano Rajoy, who lost a no-confidence vote in the wake of a corruption scandal. Mr Sanchez, the leader of the largest opposition party, will be sworn in today, with Cabinet appointments taking place

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  • Socialists prepare for power as Spanish government set to collapse

    Socialists prepare for power as Spanish government set to collapse0

    By Chronicle Staff and agencies Spain’s Partido Popular government appeared doomed last night to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, with the centre-left PSOE poised to take power. A Basque nationalist party’s decisive announcement that it would vote in favour of the motion spelled the almost certain end of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s mandate and

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  • Socialists prepare for power as Spanish government set to collapse

    Socialists prepare for power as Spanish government set to collapse0

    Spain’s Partido Popular government appeared doomed last night to lose a no-confidence vote in parliament, with the centre-left PSOE poised to take power. A Basque nationalist party’s decisive announcement that it would vote in favour of the motion spelled the almost certain end of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s mandate and foretold the stunning collapse of

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  • Rajoy on the ropes over party corruption case

    Rajoy on the ropes over party corruption case0

    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)

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