Category Archives: Spain

Spain’s socialists swept from power in elections

Daniel Woolls, Associated Press

Sunday, May 22, 2011

(05-22) 04:00 PDT Madrid

Spain‘s ruling Socialists suffered a crushing defeat to conservatives in local and regional elections Sunday, yielding power even in traditional strongholds against a backdrop of staggering unemployment and unprecedented sit-ins by Spaniards furious with what they see as politicians who don’t care about their plight. Continue reading

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Syria’s defiant women risk all to protest against President Bashar al-Assad

Tens of thousands of demonstrators across Spain continued sit-ins and other protests against the established political parties Saturday…

By RAPHAEL MINDER The New York Times

MADRID — Tens of thousands of demonstrators across Spain continued sit-ins and other protests against the established political parties Saturday in defiance of a ban against such protests and ahead of regional and municipal elections Sunday. Continue reading