Mariano Rajoy

Spain

"Mr. Handsome" is Spain's new prime minister. Here's everything you need to know.

"We're going to sign a new page in the history of democracy in our country."
David Gilbert
6.1.18
catalonia

Catalonia picks a fugitive president in new bid to break up with Spain

The announcement came as Spanish prosecutors sought to reactivate a European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont.
Tim Hume
1.22.18
Catalonia crisis

Catalonia just voted to declare independence from Spain

Tim Hume
10.27.17
Voices

Memories of Fascism Loom as Catalonia Fights for Independence

Spanish politician explains how democracy hangs in the balance as Spain grapples with an uncertain future.
Winnie Wong and Claire Sandberg
10.13.17
Catalan crisis

Spain's unity is uncertain as Catalonia delays independence push

Emma Fidel
10.10.17
referendum

Spain May Arrest Catalans for Voting for Their Independence

The Spanish government claims Sunday's referendum is unconstitutional. So what happens to the Catalans who go vote anyway?
Ana Iris Simón
9.28.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto disputes Donald Trump's wall claims, a former Atlanta cop has been indicted in the fatal shooting of Deravis Caine Rogers, confidence in the US job market soars, and more.
VICE Staff
9.1.16
News

Spanish People Celebrate an Election Result That Changed Absolutely Nothing

The second Spanish general election in a year also resulted in a stalemate.
Davit Ruiz, Words by Gonzalo Herrera
6.27.16
Europe

It Could Be Some Time Before Spain Has a Government, as Coalition Horse-Trading Gets Underway

An inconclusive general election on Sunday has heralded a new era of political pact-making in Spain, shattering a two-party system that has dominated since the 1970s.
VICE News and Reuters
12.21.15
Europe

Spain's Ruling Conservatives Win Election — But Fall Short of Majority

Exit polls indicate that the People's Party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won Spain's general election on Sunday, but the PP will have to rely on other parties if it is to govern for another four-year term.
Reuters and VICE News
12.20.15
Europe

New Political Parties Expected to Shake Up Spanish Politics in Pivotal National Election

Newcomer parties Podemos and Ciudadanos are poised for big gains against Spain's traditionally dominant conservatives and socialists in Sunday's election.
Reuters and VICE News
12.19.15
Europe

Catalonia Has Just Launched Its Official Secession Process From Spain

The regional government of Spain's richest region today voted in favor of a resolution to split from the country, but Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would ensure that the move has "no consequences.”
Reuters and VICE News
11.9.15
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