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Spain re-elects Socialist PM Pedro Sánchez

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez was re-elected by Parliament on Thursday, winning the votes of 179 of a possible 350 lawmakers. Sánchez’s victory immediately follows his leveraging of an amnesty deal with Catalan separatists in order to secure votes from the region’s representatives in Madrid. Oriol Bartomeus, professor of political science of the Autonomous University

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Europe’s socialist leaders meet in Spain

The meeting came as the socialist Prime Ministers of both Spain and Portugal faced significant political challenges. ADVERTISEMENT The former social democratic prime minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven, has been re-elected President of the Party of European Socialists (PES). Voting took place at the two-day 2023 PES Congress in Malaga, Spain, in cooperation with the

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Protesters rail against Spain’s Socialist Party deal with Catalan separatists

Opponents of acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s pact to form a coalition government with the pro-independence Catalan party have protested again outside the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid. Tension boiled over at the demonstration resulting in several arrests. ADVERTISEMENT On Thursday night, protesters threw bottles, beer cans, and fireworks at a police cordon protecting

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Slovak MEPs to be suspended from EU parliament’s Socialist Group over far-right government deal

Slovakia’s new government brings left-wingers together with a larger far-right party whose leader is turning the country away from supporting Ukraine. ADVERTISEMENT The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament announced on Thursday that it was preparing to suspend three Slovak members who belong to pro-Russia populist Robert Fico’s Smer-SD party, which came

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