About: Ciudadanos

Elections 12-09-2018

Catalan separatists pack Barcelona to demand split from Spain

Around one million people filled central Barcelona on Tuesday to celebrate Catalonia's commemorative day and boost a bid for independence which has left deep divisions almost a year after it brought Spain to a constitutional crisis.

Spain’s Socialists table no confidence motion against Rajoy’s government

Spain's main opposition Socialist Party tabled on Friday (25 May) a motion of no confidence in Parliament against the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy after his ruling Popular Party was found guilty of corruption in a court verdict. EURACTIV’s partner efe-epa reports.
Elections 30-11-2017

Europe’s liberals prepare for overthrow of Grand Coalition

Liberals in Europe want to overthrow the European cartel of power held by conservative and social democrats and are targeting victory in the upcoming European elections in 2019. Can their offensive possibly succeed? Wolf Achim Wiegand looks at their chances.
Elections 31-10-2016

Spanish crisis gives way to new political battles

When conservative political survivor Mariano Rajoy takes control of Spain once again this week he will be faced with unprecedented opposition as he grapples with painful economic reforms and resurgent Catalan separatism.
Elections 24-10-2016

Spain’s Socialists clear way for another Rajoy government

Spain's conservative leader Mariano Rajoy was on course to secure a second term in power for his People's Party (PP) yesterday (23 October) after his Socialist rivals agreed to abstain in a looming confidence vote, ending 10 months of political deadlock.
Elections 20-10-2016

Bütikofer: Green parties ‘are not so limited in our reach as we once were!’

Pan-European polls do not paint a pleasant picture for the continent's green parties: if elections were to be held today, they would only win a quarter of the 50 seats they currently hold in the European Parliament. EURACTIV.de spoke with European Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer about the issue.
Elections 01-09-2016

Socialists seal Rajoy’s defeat, Spain skids into political limbo

Spain's acting premier yesterday (31 August) lost a parliamentary confidence vote for a second term after he failed to win enough support from the opposition, bringing the country closer to a potential third election in a year.
Euro & Finance 31-08-2016

Spain risks third election in one year, endangering eurozone

Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy yesterday (30 August) urged lawmakers to back him for a second term, arguing ahead of a confidence vote which he appears set to lose that the country "urgently" needs a government.
Elections 19-08-2016

Rajoy says ready for confidence vote on forming government

Spain's acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy, bidding to end an eight-month political stalemate, said yesterday (18 August) he was ready to face a confidence vote on forming a new government after agreeing terms for a pact with centrist rivals.
Elections 28-06-2016

Rajoy hopes for a government by early August

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called yesterday (27 June) for a government to be formed by early August after his conservative Popular Party (PP) emerged stronger from another inconclusive general election.
Elections 27-06-2016

Brexit fuels Rajoy’s victory as Podemos tanks

Podemos called for referendums and sent mixed messages, but failed to meet voters' expectations ahead of the Spanish elections, while the centre-right Partido Popular (PP) won 14 seats more than in the December elections.
Elections 26-06-2016

Rajoy claims Spanish leadership after repeat general election

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would make a push for power after his conservatives won more seats in parliament in a repeat general election on Sunday (26 June), even though it still fell short of a majority.
Elections 24-06-2016

Will Brexit influence the Spanish election?

Many analysts in Spain predict that the outcome of the UK referendum could boost the ruling Partido Popular´s  (PP) chances in Sunday´s national elections (26 June) possibly strengthening the centrist Ciudadanos, but weakening leftist anti-austerity Podemos.
Elections 22-06-2016

Spaniards fear a ‘Groundhog Day’ election

The American comedy Groundhog Day is based on a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. Spaniards voting on Sunday (26 June) fear a “Groundhog Day” election: a repetition of the previous results, with no clear winner. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Elections 17-05-2016

Spaniards march to mark fifth anniversary of Indignados movement

Thousands took to Madrid's streets on Sunday (15 May) to mark the fifth anniversary of the birth of Spain's Indignados movement, which shook the country's political system and sparked "occupy" movements around the world.
Elections 19-02-2016

Rajoy predicts new Spanish poll

Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday (18 February) said Spain would "most likely" hold new elections on 26 June after months of political deadlock.
Elections 13-01-2016

Spain takes step toward grand coalition

Spanish political parties are poised to name a Socialist lawmaker as parliamentary speaker today (13 January), in the first pact between rival forces struggling to form a government after an election last month.
Elections 22-12-2015

Spain’s left-wing parties reject new Rajoy government

Spain's two biggest left-wing parties ruled out supporting a government led by the ruling People's Party (PP) on Monday, complicating Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's efforts to build a coalition to stay in power after a tight general election.
Elections 21-12-2015

Splintered Spanish vote heralds arduous coalition talks

A historically fragmented vote in Spanish elections on Sunday (20 December) heralded weeks of talks to form a coalition government, with neither Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservatives nor left-wing parties winning a clear mandate to govern.
Sanchez and Rajoy in TV debate
Elections 15-12-2015

Corruption takes centre stage in heated Spanish election debate

A debate before Sunday's Spanish general election (20 December) exploded into an angry row yesterday (14 December), when the opposition leader accused Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of not being a "decent" man.
Elections 08-12-2015

Corruption accusations heat up Spanish election debate

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, whose Peoples’ Party (PP) is caught up in judicial probes over corruption, again chose to stay away from a televised debate yesterday (6 December), ahead of the 20 December parliamentary elections.
Elections 16-11-2015

Spain suspended election campaign after Paris attacks

The terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday (13 November) has prompted the temporary suspension of Spain's election campaign. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Child poverty rising in Spain, contradicting recovery claims

Spain is facing rising levels of child poverty as its economic recovery fails to bridge a growing gulf between rich and poor, storing up problems for an already-strained social security system.

Spain’s Socialists try to steer centre with labour reform

Spain's opposition Socialists, needing to attract centrist voters to realise their hopes of ousting the ruling party in next month's election, are proposing labour reforms which aim to be kinder to workers while reassuring the business community.