With growlth of 2.5% last year, the Spanish economy is growing at the fastest clip in the eurozone. But it also has more unemployed people than any other EU nation.
Four Catalan lawmakers must now choose between leaving their seats in parliament empty or resigning. In a fractious assembly, the ruling could work in the favor of acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.
Guadiana del Caudillo will alter its name to distance itself from the regime of Francisco Franco. The former Spanish dictator inaugurated the town in the 1950s, but change is coming due to a shift in local politics.
Spain will have another a left-wing minority government following its elections, analyst Salvador Llaudes tells DW. But it will not be unstable, he feels. And he downplayed the far-right successes at the poll.
Polls closed on the Spanish mainland with voter turnout higher than in previous elections. A far-right party appears poised to enter the Madrid parliament for the first time since the 1980s.
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