Carles Puigdemont

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Pedro Sánchez’s election deal has too a high a price – it undermines democracy | Observer editorial
In promising an amnesty to Catalan separatists in exchange for power, the prime minister has been accused of mounting a coup

Observer editorial

19, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pedro Sánchez is back … now Spain’s PM must make his daring gamble pay off
The socialist leader’s pact with separatist activists has returned him to power for now, but it’s a strategy fraught with political uncertainty

Sam Jones in Madrid

19, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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What is the Catalan amnesty deal agreed by Pedro Sánchez?
Second term seems secure after controversial deal to win backing from pro-independence parties

Sam Jones in Madrid

15, Nov, 2023 @12:54 PM

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The Guardian view on an amnesty deal for Catalan separatists: Pedro Sánchez is right to gamble again | Editorial
Editorial: Spain’s caretaker prime minister has cut a controversial deal to stay in power. It is in the country’s interest that it succeeds


14, Nov, 2023 @6:47 PM

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Carles Puigdemont: from self-exile to unlikely kingmaker of Spanish politics
Architect of Catalonia’s illegal referendum of 2017 has signed deal to support Spain’s socialists in return for amnesty

Sam Jones in Madrid and Lili Bayer in Brussels

09, Nov, 2023 @6:04 PM

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Spain is becoming harder to govern. Is this the future of our divided politics? | María Ramírez
Three months after a general election, attempts to form a government have so far failed – and hostility between parties is mounting, says Spanish journalist María Ramírez

María Ramírez

05, Oct, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Drop cases against Catalan separatists if you want our support, Puigdemont says
Junts party demands amnesty for leader and officials as price for support of acting PM Pedro Sánchez

Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels and Sam Jones in Madrid

05, Sep, 2023 @1:07 PM

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Infighting at top of Spain’s far-right Vox party as spokesperson quits
Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, a founding member, marginalised by hardliners close to party leader

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

09, Aug, 2023 @1:27 PM

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The radical-right threat in Spain has not gone away | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to the inconclusive outcome of the Spanish elections

26, Jul, 2023 @5:36 PM

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Pedro Sánchez rules out return to polls after Spanish vote delivers hung parliament
Socialist leader assures party ‘democracy can find a formula for government’ as left and right blocs try to form viable coalitions

Sam Jones in Madrid and Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels

24, Jul, 2023 @2:52 PM

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Spain to overhaul sedition law used to jail Catalan independence leaders
Socialist-led coalition to rename offence ‘aggravated public disorder’ and reduce maximum sentence to five years

Sam Jones in Madrid

11, Nov, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Catalan leaders targeted using NSO spyware, say cybersecurity experts
Victims said to include Pere Aragonès and Carles Puigdemont, but Israeli firm suggests claims are false

Sam Jones in Madrid

18, Apr, 2022 @3:29 PM

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