Spain’s Local Election Results Reshape Political Landscape –

Photo Ada Colau, center, a leftist candidate, won a race for mayor of Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city. Another left-leaning candidate, Manuela Carmena, is poised to become Madrid’s mayor. Credit Josep Lago/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images MADRID — Ada Colau, 41, was not even born when Manuela Carmena, 71, joined Spain’s underground Communist party and started […]

Extra! Spain’s New Instability

La Razon, May 25, 2015 “Instability,” reads the Monday headline of conservative Madrid daily La Razon, after the strong showing of two upstart parties in Spain’s local and regional elections threatened the longstanding two-party duel between the Popular and Socialist parties. The conservative Popular party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy suffered its worst local results in a generation, losing some of its support in Sunday’s voting to […]