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BREAKING: Guipuzcoa electoral board bans Otegi from running for office

BREAKING: Guipuzcoa electoral board bans Otegi from running for office

The electoral board of Guipuzcoa has ruled that EH Bildu‘s candidate Arnaldo Otegi can’t run for Lehendakari (Basque PM) at the Basque election on 25 September. Otegi is currently suspended from holding a public position after serving 6 years in jail, although the his sentence is not specific, which in the past has allowed other candidates in his position to run.

EH Bildu spokesmen are expected to talk to the press this afternoon at 17h CET. The party is expected to appeal the decision.

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NotReallyBreaking: Rajoy dodges all questions, says nothing new

NotReallyBreaking: Rajoy dodges all questions

Incumbent PM Mariano Rajoy has dodged all questions about Ciudadanos six conditions, about the date of the confidence debate and about everything else. He has just said that he’s happy to be supported by Ciudadanos.

We already knew that Mariano.

Also: He’s expected to meet Albert Rivera “soon”. And if Pedro Sanchez wants to meet him, that would also work for Mr. Rajoy.