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A Question of Trust

It was the second attempt to form a government in Spain after socialist Pedro Sánchez gave it a try on 4 March and miserably failed.  On 2 September it was Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the conservative People’s Party (PP) and caretaker prime minister who tried and failed. After two elections and eight months of […]

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The Spanish Two-Party System After the New Election: Challenged but Still Going Strong

Six months after the previous parliamentary election, Spanish citizens went to the ballot box again. The election on 20 December last year had ended up with the most diverse Congress of Deputies of all times. However, Spain’s political parties proved unable and unwilling to negotiate effectively and form a government. So, in a week overshadowed […]

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