Mariano Rajoy

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How the far right gained a foothold in Spain
With Vox’s vote rocketing, the election has seen the end of Spanish exceptionalism – and Catalonia was the catalyst

Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Apr, 2019 @8:08 PM

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Catalan trial: Rajoy blames police violence on separatists
Spanish former PM says responsibility for injuries lies with organisers of illegal vote

Sam Jones in Madrid

27, Feb, 2019 @6:28 PM

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Spain heads into election unknown as Sánchez runs out of road
Political landscape fragmented amid Catalan secession crisis and re-emergence of far-right

Jon Henley European affairs correspondent

15, Feb, 2019 @1:22 PM

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Spanish prime minister facing first test as Andalucía goes to polls
Pedro Sánchez hoping for strong showing from socialists as rightwing parties fight each other for votes

Sam Jones in Dos Hermanas

30, Nov, 2018 @1:20 PM

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Inés Arrimadas: ‘We’re all Catalans and we all deserve respect’
Leader of pro-unity party accuses Spanish PM of ‘being mortgaged’ to separatists

Sam Jones in Madrid

08, Jul, 2018 @11:30 AM

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Mariano Rajoy to step down as leader of People’s party
Announcement comes days after he was ousted as Spain’s PM by a vote of no-confidence

Sam Jones in Madrid

05, Jun, 2018 @12:45 PM

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Catalan leader calls for end to 'indisputable unity' of Spain
Imprisoned Jordi Sànchez urges complete overhaul of Madrid’s approach to crisis

Sam Jones in Madrid and Patrick Wintour

03, Jun, 2018 @9:23 AM

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Pedro Sánchez sworn in as Spain’s prime minister after no-confidence vote
Leader of socialist PSOE faces uphill battle with just 84 seats in 350-seat parliament

Sam Jones in Madrid

02, Jun, 2018 @10:49 AM

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The Guardian view on Spain’s new government: a fair wind for Sánchez
Editorial: In the wake of the corruption verdicts in the Gürtel affair it was time for Mariano Rajoy to leave the stage. The new socialist government in Madrid has a big opportunity

Editorial

01, Jun, 2018 @4:24 PM

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Rajoy is gone. Can Pedro Sánchez tackle the corruption plaguing Spain? | Giles Tremlett
After years of conservative-led scandal and turmoil, the new prime minister must show social democracy still has teeth, says Giles Tremlett, author of Ghosts of Spain

Giles Tremlett

01, Jun, 2018 @3:34 PM

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The fall of Rajoy: how Gürtel affair defeated Spain's great survivor
Deposed PM took his own advice and stayed strong – but in the end he was powerless

Sam Jones in Madrid

01, Jun, 2018 @1:47 PM

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Mariano Rajoy ousted as Spain's prime minister
Parliament passes vote of no confidence in ruling People’s party over corruption scandal

Sam Jones in Madrid

01, Jun, 2018 @11:11 AM

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