This article was originally published in Deutsche Welle
Several former high-ranking People’s Party (PP) officials are facing trial in the country’s largest corruption case since the party’s foundation in 1976. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
Yesterday I had to rush out and couldn’t post this one. The biggest story of the day, hands down, was the kick off of the Gürtel case trial. This is the case that has changed Spain’s political landscape, fueled Podemos and Ciudadanos rise, created the deadlock and, as a longer time side effect, destroyed PSOE. The trial will only end in the Spring, so I’ll be posting updates from time to time.
I wrote an article on it for Deutsche Welle where I explain all that. It will possibly be published today, so I’ll be sure to update you all!
Well, it’s been a while. Sorry for my long absence. Unfortunately, the previous Day in Spain model was not sustainable timewise. I couldn’t keep up with my daily work and those long posts, and the quality of both was starting to go down. I was also struggling as a journalist, having to leave out some topics that I consider of paramount importance.
So, although I’d love to keep on doing political analysis, I’m afraid I won’t be able to do it on a daily basis. I’ll try other periodicities. Keep tuned.
But I’ve decided to keep on coming here on a daily basis, and leaving you some headlines on Spanish news. You will see that I include smaller and less mainstream stories. If you need help or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out using the comments below or through email, Twitter or Facebook.
THE DAY IN SPAIN #24
Ciudadanos’ leader Albert Rivera has announced that his party would negotiate support Mariano Rajoy if he schedules a date for the confidence debate and accepts the following six conditions: