The Left Will Govern Spain, but the Far-Right Is the Real Winner
Spain used to be seen as Europe’s exception due to its lack of an ultranationalist xenophobic party. Now the upstart Vox holds more than 50 seats in the parliament.
Spain Isn’t Imposing Excessive Punishment on Catalonia’s Leaders. It’s Enforcing the Law.
The Spanish Supreme Court isn’t trying to make an example of Catalan secessionist leaders by handing down tough sentences. It is merely upholding the country’s constitution.
Tough Talk on Catalonia Might Win an Election, but It Won’t Unite Spain
Pedro Sánchez has turned up the heat on Catalan separatists in the hope of winning on Nov. 10, but his rhetoric and the Supreme Court’s harsh sentences of separatist leaders will only strengthen the secessionist movement.
Digging Up a Dictator Won’t End Spain’s Divisions
The Spanish government just moved a step closer to disinterring the remains of Francisco Franco. But as the country heads for yet another election, a new book shows that voters have other priorities.
There’s No End in Sight for Matteo Salvini’s War on Migrants
Italy’s interior minister has already passed draconian laws to stop humanitarian rescue ships. If he manages to become prime minister, it will only get worse.
Here’s How to Finally Solve Spain’s Governmental Standstill
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.
Spain’s Formula to Live Forever
The country is set to boast the world’s longest life expectancy by 2040. What are the Spanish doing right?
Pablo Casado Was Meant to Save Spain’s Center-Right. He Destroyed It.
Spain’s conservatives lost more than half their seats in parliament by trying to outbid the far-right.
Spain’s Vox Party Hates Muslims—Except the Ones Who Fund It
The upstart far-right party is unapologetically Islamophobic, but without donations from Iranian exiles, it may have never gotten off the ground.
Inside Spain’s Electoral Hothouse
The country’s agricultural heartland prepares for a possible Vox victory.
Spain’s Political Deadlock Is Forever
The country’s snap election on April 28, its third in five years, may just be the prelude to another down the line.
Politics Without Parties
From Poland to Iceland, citizens’ groups are taking matters into their own hands and bringing about genuine political change from outside the party system.
Is Spain Heading for an Electoral Wreck?
In this month’s election, the choice could boil down to a government influenced by a xenophobic party or one under constant threats by separatists.