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Spain's conservatives swing to right as new leader chosen

Spain's conservatives swing to right as new leader chosen

A lawmaker from the northern Spanish city of Palencia, Pablo Casado has been a member of the People's Party since 2003.

Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as PM

Spanish Socialist Sanchez succeeds Rajoy as PM

Socialist party head Sanchez becomes Spain's seventh Prime Minister since its return to democracy in the late 1970s following the dictatorship of Francisco Franco.

MPs debate no-confidence motion against Spanish PM

MPs debate no-confidence motion against Spanish PM

The parliamentary vote seeking Rajoy's ouster was filed by the main opposition Socialists, who say he has lost credibility.

Embattled Spanish PM rules out quitting over graft case

Embattled Spanish PM rules out quitting over graft case

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed on Wednesday not to resign ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament on Friday over graft convictions against members of his conservative Popular Party.

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

Spain takes control of 'independent' Catalonia

Spain takes control of 'independent' Catalonia

Spain moved Saturday to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional parliament's independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a newspaper interview that Spain would not be divided, a week after Catalonia held a referendum that authorities there say showed voters overwhelmingly support independence.

Spain's PM falls prey to practical joke on radio

Spain's PM falls prey to practical joke on radio

"I have a very free schedule": Spain's embattled incumbent prime minister fell prey to a practical joke when an imitator pretending to be Catalonia's new separatist leader managed to speak to him on the phone on radio.