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Conservatives Win Election in Spain

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A new conservative government will take power in Spain after the center-right Popular Party beat the ruling Socialists by a landslide in Sunday’s parliamentary election. With most of votes counted, the Popular Party — led by incoming prime minister Mariano Rajoy — is projected to take 187 seats, a 33 seat gain. The Socialists will […]

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Conservatives Projected to Win Election in Spain

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An exit poll from Spain’s public broadcaster indicates Spain’s opposition conservatives have scored a landslide win in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, sweeping the party into power after nearly eight years of Socialist rule. The poll shows Mariano Rajoy’s center-right Popular Party securing an absolute majority in the country’s 350-seat parliament, easily defeating the ruling Socialists who […]

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Spain Votes; Conservatives Poised for Victory

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Spaniards are voting Sunday in parliamentary elections dominated by the country’s economic crisis, and which are expected to sweep the opposition conservatives into power after nearly eight years of Socialist rule. Pre-election polls say Mariano Rajoy’s center-right Popular Party could win its largest victory ever – likely an absolute majority – in Spain’s 350-member parliament. […]

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Spain Votes; Conservatives Poised for Victory

Posted November 20th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Spaniards are voting Sunday in parliamentary elections dominated by the country’s economic crisis that are expected to sweep the opposition conservatives into power after nearly eight years of Socialist rule. Pre-election polls say Mariano Rajoy’s center-right Popular Party could win its largest victory ever – likely an absolute majority – in Spain’s 350-member parliament. Rajoy […]

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Rajoy’s Conservatives Appear Headed for Victory in Spain’s Sunday Elections

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish voters head to the polls Sunday, with all indications pointing to a win for Mariano Rajoy’s conservative Popular Party after nearly eight years of Socialist rule led by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The election comes as Spain fights to avoid slipping back into recession for the second time in two years. Unemployment […]

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Rajoy’s Conservatives Appear Headed For Victory in Spain’s Sunday Elections.

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Spanish voters head to the polls Sunday, with all indications pointing to a win for Mariano Rajoy’s conservative Popular Party after nearly eight years of Socialist rule led by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The election comes as Spain fights to avoid slipping back into recession for the second time in two years. Unemployment […]

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Spain Kicks Off Election Campaign

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Spain begins the official period of campaigning Friday for general elections later this month amid a sluggish economy and high unemployment. Outgoing Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero called early elections and dissolved parliament in September. Opinion polls show that the leader of the right wing Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy, has the lead of about […]

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Thousands Rally in Bilbao for Basque Autonomy

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: Reuters Europe-Oct22-Spain-Basque Rally Tens of thousands of people rallied in the capital of Spain’s Basque region to demand greater autonomy and the transfer of Basque prisoners to jails in the home region. Protesters, including Basque political leaders, marched peacefully in the streets of Bilbao Saturday with banners saying “the Basques want solutions.” Some of […]

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Spain Welcomes End to ETA Violence

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Spaniards are welcoming the news that the Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its bloody campaign for an independent homeland in Europe. The opposition Popular Party and its leader, Mariano Rajoy, urged ETA to hand over its weapons and disband as an organization. Rajoy is expected to become Spain’s next prime minister […]

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ETA Announces End to Armed Activity

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Basque separatist group ETA has declared an end to its 43-year bloody campaign for an indepedent homeland in Europe. Three ETA members wearing black berets and white hoods that covered their faces made the declaration in a video posted online Thursday. They called on the Spanish and French governments to open talks with the […]

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