Mariano Rajoy

Lawyer Casado elected new leader of Spain’s Popular Party

Rising conservative politician Pablo Casado has been elected as new leader of Spain's Popular Party in a landslide victory, ending a bitter and …

Mariano Rajoy

New leader for Spanish right-wing party

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spain's right-wing Popular Party (PP) elected 37-year-old Pablo Casado Blanco as its new leader at an extraordinary party congress on Saturday.<p>Casado succeeds previous leader and former Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy, who resigned in June after losing a no-confidence vote in the …


New leader for Spain's People's Party

Spain's conservative People's Party has elected of former party spokesman Pablo Casado as its new leader.<p>The People's Party was cast into opposition in June after six years in government when its previous leader Mariano Rajoy was ousted in a no-confidence vote.<p>Taking to the stage, Casado paid …

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Spain's conservatives swing to the right after leadership battle

Spain’s conservative Popular Party (PP) appeared to be lurching to the right on Saturday after choosing a 37-year-old hardliner as its new leader.<p>The opposition party picked Pablo Casado as its new chief less than two months after prime minister Mariano Rajoy was forced from office amid a …


Rajoy says farewell as Spain’s conservatives seek new leader

MADRID — Former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed loyalty to his Popular Party in an emotional farewell Friday as the conservative party seeks to retake power in Spain.<p>The 63-year-old politician lost a parliamentary vote last month to his Socialist party opponent, Pedro Sanchez, in the …


Spain's ousted PM Rajoy bids emotional farewell to party

MADRID (AFP) -<p>Spain's ousted prime minister Mariano Rajoy bid farewell to his conservative Popular Party (PP) on Friday, in a long, emotional speech as party members prepare to elect his successor.<p>The 63-year-old veteran politician is quitting as head of a party he has led since 2004 after he was …


After fall of Rajoy, Spain conservatives pick new leader

MADRID (AFP) -<p>Spain's conservatives pick a new leader Saturday after ex-prime minister Mariano Rajoy was ousted, with his former right-hand woman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria vying against 37-year-old Pablo Casado, who would take the Popular Party (PP) further right.<p>After an acrimonious campaign that …


Saudi Arabia signs deal for 5 Spanish-built warships

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabian Military Industries says it has signed a deal with Spanish state-owned shipbuilder Navantia to establish a joint venture to supply five warships.<p>The announcement Thursday formalizes a plan reached in April when the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin …


Spain drops extradition requests for Catalan separatists

Spain's Supreme Court dropped its request for the extradition of six Catalan separatists, including the exiled former president of the region.


Mariano Rajoy Resigns As An MP

Former Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, soon also to be the former chairman of the Popular Party, has also resigned from his seat in parliament, …


Refugees: New course

On 11 June the new Spanish government, run by Socialist Prime minister Pedro Sánchez after the motion of defiance that overthrew Conservative Mariano …

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Spain court cuts prison sentence for King's brother-in-law

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday cut a more-than six-year jail sentence for the King’s brother-in-law to five years and 10 months for charges including tax fraud and embezzlement after an appeal, the court said.<p>FILE PHOTO: Inaki Urdangarin, husband of Spain's Princess Cristina, …


Modest Hopes For a Fresh Start in Spain

The sudden toppling of Mariano Rajoy's rightwing government and their replacement with a minority Socialist administration still has some on the …


Spain's conservatives to choose new leader in July

MADRID (AFP) -<p>Spain's conservative Popular Party will choose a new leader in late July, its outgoing head Mariano Rajoy said on Monday, 10 days after he was ousted as premier.<p>A major figure within Spanish politics for the past 14 years, Rajoy was unseated after losing a parliamentary vote of no …


Spain's Basques form 202-km human chain to call for independence vote

MADRID (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people from Spain’s Basque Country joined hands to form a human chain running some 202 kilometres (125 miles) on Sunday to call for the right to hold a regional independence vote.<p>Spain’s Constitution, created in 1978 after the end of dictator Francisco …


Wednesday 6 June, The Globalist 1723 - Radio

As Mariano Rajoy steps down as leader of Spain’s Conservative party, we ask what's next for the country? Plus: a snapshot of Benjamin Netanyahu’s …

Benjamin Netanyahu

'It's best for Spain': Rajoy steps down as party leader

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday announced he was resigning as leader of the conservative People’s Party (PP) after losing power in a no-confidence vote.<p>Spain's ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy leaves the chamber after a motion of no confidence vote at …


Mariano Rajoy to stand down as conservative party leader

Mariano Rajoy, who was last week ousted as prime minister of Spain, on Tuesday said he will quit as leader of the conservative Popular Party.“It is …


Declaración de Mariano Rajoy en el Comité Ejecutivo del PP


Listen: Spain's new leader faces steep challenges

Spain’s new prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, is in a precarious position after ejecting the government of Mariano Rajoy. He is hoping to reverse cuts …


EU needs to fight inequalities, new Spanish PM says

Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said yesterday (4 June) the European Union should be a space of economic and social cohesion and that …


Pedro Sanchez sworn in as new Spanish prime minister

MADRID (Reuters) - Socialist Pedro Sanchez was sworn in on Saturday as Spain’s seventh head of government since its return to democracy in the late 1970s, taking over from veteran conservative Mariano Rajoy who was ousted on Friday over a corruption scandal.<p>One of Sanchez’ main challenges will be …


Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as new Spanish PM

Spain's Socialist chief Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday, a day after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a historic no-confidence vote …


Spain's new PM sworn in amid corruption scandal |

Socialist Pedro Sanchez was sworn in on Saturday as Spain's seventh head of government since its return to democracy in the late 1970s, taking over from veteran conservative Mariano Rajoy who was ousted on Friday over a corruption scandal.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>Socialist Pedro Sanchez …


5 Takeaways From the Overthrow of Mariano Rajoy

The new prime minister will have an even weaker minority government than his predecessor, but won't be in a hurry to call elections.


Socialist Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's prime minister

Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spain's prime minister Saturday, a day after the Socialist leader successfully ousted predecessor Mariano Rajoy who lost a no-confidence vote in Parliament.<p>Rajoy was in attendance at the ceremony held in the royal Zarzuela Palace and shook Sanchez's hand after the new …


Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's PM

Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in after his predecessor Mariano Rajoy was ousted in a vote of no confidence. It comes at the …


Sanchez Topples Rajoy to Become Prime Minister

Spanish lawmakers have voted to oust Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy making Socialist Pedro Sanchez the new premier #tictocnews …


New Spanish Government Will Defend Stability, Adviser Says

Manuel Escudero, an adviser to Spain's Socialist Party, discusses the priorities for the new government as Pedro Sanchez prepares to succeed Mariano …