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An Ard Ri 12-20-2015 05:01 PM

King Felipe VI and Government formations
 

Today Spain held a general election which will mean that there will be a State opening of the Cortes,the first one of the reign of H.M.King Felipe VI.However a government has not yet been formed and all posts regarding the formation of a new Government have been moved here,please do not discuss politics and stick to the facts,off topic posts/political rants will be deleted with out warning.

Thank You.

Blog Real 12-21-2015 01:23 PM

I've never seen a State Opening of Cortes in Spain. How is this done? that members of the Royal Family will attend?

An Ard Ri 12-21-2015 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blog Real (Post 1849821)
I've never seen a State Opening of Cortes in Spain. How is this done? that members of the Royal Family will attend?

See this thread,the last one was in 2011 after the last General Election,I'd imagine it will be just King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia in attendance.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...1-a-32194.html

Duke of Marmalade 12-26-2015 01:03 PM

Spain’s King Felipe calls for country to unite after election uncertainty | World news | The Guardian
Spain: King Felipe decries Paris attacks in Christmas speech | Daily Mail Online

the message was critizised on twitter #AdiosFelipeVI and various leftist publications
Spanish King's Xmas Speech Under Fire for Forgetting the Masses | News | teleSUR English
https://twitter.com/hashtag/AdiosFelipeVI?src=tren

People found the setting in the Royal Palace obnoxious with regard to the sacrifices the public is making.

tamta 12-26-2015 03:41 PM

Can someone who knows spanish tell us how extensive does the 'adiosfelipe' comments seem, in following and outrage..? Is it just the 'Podemos' followers tweeting, or a more general trend over the past couple of days..?

Duke of Marmalade 12-29-2015 03:53 AM

No Podemos coalition deal with Spain PM Rajoy - BBC News

Next month King Felipe VI will seek to nominate a party leader for government, but that leader must then win a vote of confidence in parliament. If there is deadlock two months after that the king will call a fresh election.

Spain's left-wing Podemos party has refused to join any coalition led by the centre-right Popular Party (PP), which won the 20 December election but fell short of a majority.

Options:
  • Grand coalition: Spain has never had a so-called grand coalition that would bring the Popular Party and the Socialists together - and the Socialists said they would not join a grand coalition
  • Grand coalition pact: Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera wants the PP and Socialists to join with his party to prevent Catalonia moving to independence
  • Coalition of losers: The Socialists might link up with Podemos and Ciudadanos in a move that would echo the outcome of elections in Portugal last month
  • Regional solution: The Socialists could also strike a deal with Podemos and smaller regional parties that won just a few seats each, thereby removing the need for a deal with Ciudadanos

Duke of Marmalade 01-06-2016 08:59 AM

Should no government be in place on January 13, then the King will select a candidate to take the prime minister’s seat.

Spain’s politicians have one week to form a government or risk forcing a second general election | Spanish News | Expatica Spain

lula 01-09-2016 07:32 AM

King Felipe has not yet events on his agenda awaiting political developments.

On Wednesday the 13th, the Courts are constituted, and the king will receive the President of the Congress and the President of the Senate.

Then the king will have a round of meetings with representatives of all political groups to nominate a candidate for president of the Government.

La agenda de Felipe VI, despejada en espera de la constitución de las Cortes. Noticias de agencia, eldia.es

Duke of Marmalade 01-09-2016 08:13 AM

Thanks lula, what is the sentiment in Spain? The last thing I've heard is that PSOE rules out a grand coalition with Rajoy's PP who still got the most votes.
That would leave a minortiy goverment a la Portugal what could be very unstable especially with the Catalonia issue pending.
In general people voted for change but it will be difficult to ignore PP, do you think that people will rather take the risk of a minority government or want to call another election?
Thanks.

lula 01-09-2016 09:27 AM

Right now things are far from clear, PSOE is the key. It is very difficult to assess what is real and what political theater.

The only option for PP, is a minority government with the abstention of PSOE and Ciudadanos... but by the time PSOE does not want to give up. If they reach an agreement on certain issues of State ... would be the least bad option.

But Pedro Sanchez wants to run for President of the Government and prove he is the leader of PSOE. He has problems within his own party, because the interests of regional groups are different. Some want to negotiate with Podemos (because in their regions support them), but others believe that Podemos is the main enemy of PSOE. Also in PSOE there is a strong sector that puts the red line in maintaining the unity of Spain.

PSOE wants to sell a left pact as the Portuguese ... but the reality is different in Spain. In Portugal all political groups defend the nation, in Spain PSOE would need the support of people who want to break the nation.

He may try to extend the process to get to be nominated as a candidate for the presidency, strength his leadership and buy time for other elections. But that would leave the country without a government six months and that could also have an electoral price.

Podemos has joined in some regions (Galicia, Valencia and Cataluña), with leftist movements and independence groups ... and further supports the referendum in Cataluña. Podemos, is Podemos plus dozens of small groups and parties with different interests. They all agree on something on independence issues, it is very difficult.

Ciudadanos marks the red line in the unity of Spain, and will never support the PSOE if it yields on that topic.

Then there are small groups of right and left parties, ranging from moderate nationalists to radical independentists.

The unity of Spain is key in many negotiations ... and while the PP and Ciudadanos are clear in defending the unity and do in all regions of Spain ... PSOE and Podemos pose different things depending on the region if it makes them win more votes.

In Cataluña, the independentists have majority , but they are no able to reach a government agreement... if tomorrow they do not reach an agreement, there will be new elections. It has been four months an absolute circus.

The electoral calculations, the political clashes, personal egos ... everything influences... and some instead of wanting to reach agreements for a stable government, seem more concerned with winning the biggest possible points ahead of new elections. If finally there are new elections, probably there will be a confrontation PSOE / Podemos to see who is more guilty.

Duke of Marmalade 01-09-2016 11:24 AM

Thanks for your insight, lula. Much appreciated!

julia garcia roch 01-09-2016 11:48 AM

Clear and to the point. As you said "(In Cataluña) it has been four months of an absolute circus". Thank you Lula!


Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1854407)
Right now things are far from clear, PSOE is the key. It is very difficult to assess what is real and what political theater.

The only option for PP, is a minority government with the abstention of PSOE and Ciudadanos... but by the time PSOE does not want to give up. If they reach an agreement on certain issues of State ... would be the least bad option.

But Pedro Sanchez wants to run for President of the Government and prove he is the leader of PSOE. He has problems within his own party, because the interests of regional groups are different. Some want to negotiate with Podemos (because in their regions support them), but others believe that Podemos is the main enemy of PSOE. Also in PSOE there is a strong sector that puts the red line in maintaining the unity of Spain.

PSOE wants to sell a left pact as the Portuguese ... but the reality is different in Spain. In Portugal all political groups defend the nation, in Spain PSOE would need the support of people who want to break the nation.

He may try to extend the process to get to be nominated as a candidate for the presidency, strength his leadership and buy time for other elections. But that would leave the country without a government six months and that could also have an electoral price.

Podemos has joined in some regions (Galicia, Valencia and Cataluña), with leftist movements and independence groups ... and further supports the referendum in Cataluña. Podemos, is Podemos plus dozens of small groups and parties with different interests. They all agree on something on independence issues, it is very difficult.

Ciudadanos marks the red line in the unity of Spain, and will never support the PSOE if it yields on that topic.

Then there are small groups of right and left parties, ranging from moderate nationalists to radical independentists.

The unity of Spain is key in many negotiations ... and while the PP and Ciudadanos are clear in defending the unity and do in all regions of Spain ... PSOE and Podemos pose different things depending on the region if it makes them win more votes.

In Cataluña, the independentists have majority , but they are no able to reach a government agreement... if tomorrow they do not reach an agreement, there will be new elections. It has been four months an absolute circus.

The electoral calculations, the political clashes, personal egos ... everything influences... and some instead of wanting to reach agreements for a stable government, seem more concerned with winning the biggest possible points ahead of new elections. If finally there are new elections, probably there will be a confrontation PSOE / Podemos to see who is more guilty.


Duke of Marmalade 01-09-2016 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1854407)
In Cataluña, the independentists have majority , but they are no able to reach a government agreement... if tomorrow they do not reach an agreement, there will be new elections. It has been four months an absolute circus.

They just agreed. Mas is stepping aside, now Felipe will have to deal with Carles Puigdemont.
http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/ne...er-6747666.php

lula 01-09-2016 04:30 PM

And this new situation also changes the situation in Spain.

While there were hopes for new elections in Cataluña, Pedro Sánchez could try to experiment, ... but not now. With a strong independist government challenging Spain ... PP, Ciudadanos and probably a sector of the PSOE, will require Pedro Sanchez to behave as a statesman. The state can not wait months for new elections, Spain needs a serious government now.

Duke of Marmalade 01-13-2016 06:54 AM

Soon after today's opening session, King Felipe VI will meet with party leaders to see who is in the best position to form a government.
Spanish Parliament restarts after inconclusive election - World - NZ Herald News

Podemos Raises Hopes of Pact with PSOE and Ciudadanos to Oust Rajoy
Podemos Raises Spanish Socialists' Hopes of Pact to Oust Rajoy - Bloomberg Business

Carles Puigdemont, president of the Generalitat or Catalan government, promised fidelity only to “the will of the people of Catalonia represented by the Parliament,” making history by becoming the first official in Spain to refuse the traditional oath.

His decision is seen as a political reply to the refusal of Spain’s King Felipe VI to receive the president of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell.
Catalonia president challenges king and constitution in oath

AnaC 01-13-2016 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1855419)
[B]Soon after today's opening session,

His decision is seen as a political reply to the refusal of Spain’s King Felipe VI to receive the president of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell.
Catalonia president challenges king and constitution in oath

:bang: The state of the press...King Felipe has not received any parliamentary president of any Autonomous Community. The Catalonian separatists are milking it as if it were a slight to them when he hasn't received anyone.

lula 01-18-2016 05:38 AM

18.01.2016

Audience to Mr. Pedro Quevedo Iturbe, Nueva Canarias (NCA)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Pedro Quevedo Iturbe, de Nueva Canarias (NCa)

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Audience to Mr. Isidro Manuel Martinez Oblanca, Foro Asturias (FORO)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Isidro Manuel Martínez Oblanca, de Foro Asturias (FORO)

Audience to Mrs. Ana Maria Oramas González-Moro, Coalición Canaria-Partido Nacionalista Canario (NCC-PNC)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Doña Ana María Oramas González-Moro, de Coalición Canaria-Partido Nacionalista Canario (CCa-PNC)

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An Ard Ri 01-18-2016 07:31 AM

Belga :previous:

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Duke of Marmalade 01-19-2016 02:05 AM

Castles in Spain: King Felipe tries solving*political logjam*
Desperate Rajoy pleads for support in bid to end deadlock - The Local
Spanish opinion poll reveals unpopular second election as King Felipe joins the fray

The Basque Party EH Bildu cancelled the planned audience with the King as they say that they feel they do not feel allegiance to the King of Spain.
EH Bildu no acudirá este martes a la audiencia con el Rey Felipe VI

lula 01-19-2016 06:21 AM

Audience to Mr. Javier Esparza Abaurrea, of Union del Pueblo Navarro (UPN)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Javier Esparza Abaurrea, de Unión del Pueblo Navarro (UPN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ibJBzLKGwg

Marty91charmed 01-19-2016 06:24 AM

I wouldn't like to be in Felipe 's shoes in this moment! He is surely having a hard time.

An Ard Ri 01-19-2016 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lula (Post 1856999)

Belga :previous:

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carlota 01-19-2016 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty91charmed (Post 1857001)
I wouldn't like to be in Felipe 's shoes in this moment! He is surely having a hard time.

i agree, it must be a complicated situation to handle. somehow, during his first elections as king, the whole stability of the country he leads is being questioned.

lula 01-19-2016 03:23 PM

Audience to Mr. Aitor Esteban Bravo, Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco (EAJ-PNV)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Aitor Esteban Bravo, de Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco (EAJ-PNV)

Duc_et_Pair 01-19-2016 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marty91charmed (Post 1857001)
I wouldn't like to be in Felipe 's shoes in this moment! He is surely having a hard time.

Why? He is just performing his constitutional role. It are the politicians bearing the responsibility for the formation of a new Government, not the King.

lula 01-20-2016 06:00 AM

Audience to Alberto Garzón Espinosa, of Unidad Popular: Izquierda Unida, Unidad Popular en Común (UI-UPeC)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Alberto Garzón Espinosa, de Unidad Popular: Izquierda Unida, Unidad Popular en Común (IU-UPeC)

Audience to Mrs. Alexandra Fernández Gómez, of En Marea (Podemos-En Marea-Anova-EU)
Zarzuela Palace


http://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividade...spx?data=12631

An Ard Ri 01-20-2016 06:54 AM

Belga :previous:

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Marty91charmed 01-20-2016 09:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by carlota (Post 1857090)
i agree, it must be a complicated situation to handle. somehow, during his first elections as king, the whole stability of the country he leads is being questioned.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair (Post 1857105)
Why? He is just performing his constitutional role. It are the politicians bearing the responsibility for the formation of a new Government, not the King.

I can't help but think he is in a sensitive situation... and I have the feeling that he will get the slack for whatever it comes out from this matter,even though Felipe is only acting what is his duty...

lula 01-20-2016 01:52 PM

Audience to Mr. Francesc Homs i Molist, of Democràcia i Llibertat. Convergència. Demòcrates. Reagrupament (DL)
Zarzuela Palace


http://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividade...spx?data=12633

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huprntTslEg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cm7PaiWWXU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5k6YE56sQM

Duke of Marmalade 01-20-2016 03:56 PM

the most important players (iglesias, sanchez, rajoy) will see felipe on friday
King Felipe steps up to try and end political deadlock in Spain - The Local

lula 01-21-2016 08:03 AM

Audience to Mr. Joan Baldoví Roda, of Compromís-Podemos-És el moment (Podemos-Compromís)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Joan Baldoví Roda, de Compromís-Podemos-És el Moment (PODEMOS-COMPROMÍS)

Audience to Mr. Francesc Xavier Domènech Sampere of Comú-Podem (En Comú)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Francesc Xavier Domènech Sampere, de Comú-Podem (EN COMÚ)

Audience to Mr. Albert Rivera Díez, of Ciudadanos-Partido de la Ciudadanía (C's)
Zarzuela Palace


http://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividade...spx?data=12643

lula 01-21-2016 02:55 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zw-0fiSyGU4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2MC2ANFNEo

An Ard Ri 01-21-2016 04:08 PM

Belga :previous:

Belga Image - Editorial

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King Felipe Vi Pictures And Photos | Getty Images

lula 01-22-2016 05:27 AM

Audience to Mr. Pablo Iglesias Turrión, of Podemos (PODEMOS)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Pablo Iglesias Turrión, de Podemos (PODEMOS)

Audience to Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, of Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE)
Zarzuela Palace


http://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividade...spx?data=12639

Duke of Marmalade 01-22-2016 09:34 AM

Spain's King Felipe seeks government coalition deal - BBC News

Mr Iglesias said he had told the king that Podemos would be willing to form a government with the Socialists (PSOE). But the PSOE says it will only consider a leftist coalition with Podemos if the latter drops its support for an independence referendum in Catalonia.

lula 01-22-2016 03:42 PM

Audience to Mr. Mariano Rajoy Brey, of Partido Popular (PP)
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a Don Mariano Rajoy Brey, del Partido Popular (PP)

Audience to Mr. Patxi Lopez Alvarez, President of the Congress of Deputies
Zarzuela Palace


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a D. Patxi López Álvarez, Presidente del Congreso de los Diputados

lula 01-22-2016 03:48 PM

No candidate. King Felipe will begin a new round of talks on Janaury 27.

Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Área de Prensa - Comunicado de la Casa de S.M. el Rey tras la ronda de consultas en virtud del artículo 99 de la Constitución - Detalle de comunicados

eya 01-23-2016 03:43 AM

:previous:Spain PM Rajoy turns down king's offer to form new government - BBC News

Duc_et_Pair 01-23-2016 05:27 AM

The problem is that the left parties on themselves have no majority either, they need to have the support of separatist parties. Then remains that the Partido Popular of outgoing PM Rajoy is by far the biggest in the Lower House and has the majority in the Upper House, so when there is a left-wing coalition, it will face tough legislative processes because their base of power is ultra-thin and there are conflicting ideals between the parties in such a coalition.

An Ard Ri 01-23-2016 06:59 AM

This could go on for awhile I think!

Duke of Marmalade 01-24-2016 04:40 AM

Podemos' No 2, Irene Montero, a possible minister in a future Podemos cabinet launched some threats against the monarchy on Twitter, to guillotine and throw Felipe to to sharks ('los borbones a los tiberones' = throw the Borbons to the sharks has been a slur against the monarchy for a long time)
La futura ‘ministra’ de Pablo Iglesias amenazó con “guillotinar” y “lanzar a los tiburones” a Felipe VI

Rajoy continues to drum up support for an unpopular grand coalition while PSOE and Podemos have many things to disagree on like, see above, the monarchy or the Catalonia independence.
Spain: political deadlock continues after latest Rajoy move | euronews, world news
'I do not have support to govern': Spain's Rajoy - The Local

Blog Real 01-24-2016 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1858409)
Podemos' No 2, Irene Montero, a possible minister in a future Podemos cabinet launched some threats against the monarchy on Twitter, to guillotine and throw Felipe to to sharks ('los borbones a los tiberones' = throw the Borbons to the sharks has been a slur against the monarchy for a long time)
La futura ‘ministra’ de Pablo Iglesias amenazó con “guillotinar” y “lanzar a los tiburones” a Felipe VIl

This minister Irene Montero must have mental problems. May only. I hate Podemos. Long live the monarchy.

Duke of Marmalade 01-24-2016 10:17 AM

The tweets are from 2013 but it shows in what direction podemos will go. Same goes for Catalonia what both other strong parties PP and PSOE don't share.

lula 01-25-2016 12:36 PM

Audience to Mr. Patxi Lopez Alvarez, President of the Congress of Deputies
Zarzuela Palace. Madrid


Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Audiencia a D. Patxi López Álvarez, Presidente del Congreso de los Diputados

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lula 01-26-2016 11:16 AM

New schedule of meetings with parliamentary representatives

Wednesday, January 27

10:00 Mr. Pedro Quevedo Iturbe, Nueva Canarias (NCA)

12:00 Mr. Isidro Manuel Martinez Oblanca, Foro Asturias (FORO)

17.00 Mrs. Ana Maria Oramas González-Moro, Coalición Canaria-Partido Nacionalista Canario (CCa-PNC)

Thursday, January 28

10:00 Mr. Javier Esparza Abaurrea, of Union del Pueblo Navarro (UPN)

12:00 Mr. Alberto Garzón Espinosa, of Unidad Popular: Izquierda Unida, Unidad Popular en Común (UI-UPeC)

17:00 Mr. Aitor Esteban Bravo, Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco (EAJ-PNV)

Friday, January 29

10:00 Mr. Antón Gómez-Reino Varela and Mrs. Alexandra Fernández Gómez, of En Marea (Podemos-En Marea-Anova-EU)

12:00 Mr. Francesc Homs i Molist, of Democràcia i Llibertat. Convergència. Demòcrates. Reagrupament (DL)

17:00 Mr. Joan Baldoví Roda, of Compromís-Podemos-És el moment (Podemos-Compromís)

Monday, February 1

10:00 Mr. Francesc Xavier Domènech Sampere of Comú-Podem (En Comú)

12:00 Mr. Albert Rivera Díez, of Ciudadanos-Partido de la Ciudadanía (C's)

17:00 Mr. Pablo Iglesias Turrión, of Podemos (PODEMOS)

Tuesday, February 2

11:00 Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, of Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE)

17:00 Mr. Mariano Rajoy Brey, of Partido Popular (PP)

Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España - Actividades y Agenda - Consultas de Su Majestad el Rey con los representantes designados por los grupos políticos con representación parlamentaria

ANNIE_S 01-26-2016 02:05 PM

"The King is starting another round of meetings with parliamentary groups..."

https://twitter.com/indvbio/status/691729772741824512

:biggrin:

Duke of Marmalade 01-27-2016 09:01 AM

Chances of a leftist coalition have improved since Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said on Friday he was willing to soften his red lines to negotiate a pact with the Socialists.
However, any possible deal is still not a certainty, given the Socialists' Sanchez would need to agree pacts with several nationalist and pro-independence parties from the Basque region and Catalonia to gain a majority in the 350-seat parliament.

Spain's parties to discuss new government with king next week | Reuters

lula 01-27-2016 11:01 AM

Mr. Pedro Quevedo Iturbe, Nueva Canarias (NCA)

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Mr. Isidro Manuel Martinez Oblanca, Foro Asturias (FORO)

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Mrs. Ana Maria Oramas González-Moro, Coalición Canaria-Partido Nacionalista Canario (CCa-PNC)

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lula 01-27-2016 04:03 PM

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lula 01-28-2016 05:31 AM

Thursday, January 28

Mr. Íñigo Jesús Alli , of Union del Pueblo Navarro (UPN)

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lula 01-28-2016 08:35 AM

Mr. Alberto Garzón Espinosa, of Unidad Popular: Izquierda Unida, Unidad Popular en Común (UI-UPeC)

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Mr. Aitor Esteban Bravo, Euzko Alderdi Jeltzalea-Partido Nacionalista Vasco (EAJ-PNV)

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An Ard Ri 01-28-2016 09:18 AM

Belga :previous:


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Duke of Marmalade 01-28-2016 10:41 AM

Felipe Gonzalez Asks Spanish Socialists to Reject Podemos Offer - Bloomberg Business

lula 01-29-2016 05:57 AM

Mrs. Alexandra Fernández Gómez, of En Marea (Podemos-En Marea-Anova-EU)

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Mr. Francesc Homs i Molist, of Democràcia i Llibertat. Convergència. Demòcrates. Reagrupament (DL)

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An Ard Ri 01-29-2016 09:39 AM

Belga :previous:

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lula 01-29-2016 12:52 PM

Mr. Joan Baldoví Roda, of Compromís-Podemos-És el moment (Podemos-Compromís)

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Duke of Marmalade 01-29-2016 01:45 PM

An update on the situation after first round of talks:
The possibility of a repeat election in Spain is growing as the parties fail to reach a compromise


! Spanish News Today - Another Week Passes And Still No Agreement On Next Spanish Government

Duke of Marmalade 01-31-2016 05:04 AM

Socialists meet to plan coalition strategy to govern Spain | Daily Mail Online

Stefan 01-31-2016 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duke of Marmalade (Post 1859854)
An update on the situation after first round of talks:
The possibility of a repeat election in Spain is growing as the parties fail to reach a compromise


! Spanish News Today - Another Week Passes And Still No Agreement On Next Spanish Government


And what if after new elections there Result is similar to the present one ?

Duc_et_Pair 01-31-2016 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Stefan (Post 1860248)
And what if after new elections there Result is similar to the present one ?

It only needs to have a few % change in the electoral result to get everthing different again. The margins are small and it will very much depend on the output at the polling station, the ability of the parties to get their electorate to the ballot box again, etc.

lula 02-01-2016 05:59 AM

Monday, February 1

Mr. Francesc Xavier Domènech Sampere of Comú-Podem (En Comú)


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Albert Rivera Díez, of Ciudadanos-Partido de la Ciudadanía (C's)

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Mr. Pablo Iglesias Turrión, of Podemos (PODEMOS)

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An Ard Ri 02-01-2016 02:50 PM

Belga :previous:

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Blog Real 02-01-2016 04:17 PM

They think that the political crisis in Spain will be solved tomorrow?

lula 02-01-2016 05:05 PM

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Duke of Marmalade 02-02-2016 02:08 AM

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias said he would vote against a coalition between the Socialists and pro-market Ciudadanos so Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez has to decide whether to join a progressive alliance with his group or form a so-called grand coalition with the incumbent People’s Party.

“There are only two alternatives: a three-way accord between the Socialists, Ciudadanos and the PP, or a progressive government with us,” Iglesias said after meeting King Felipe VI in Madrid on Monday afternoon.
Iglesias Tells PSOE to Choose Podemos or PP for Spanish Alliance - Bloomberg Business

lula 02-02-2016 06:40 AM

Tuesday, February 2

Mr. Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, of Partido Socialista Obrero Español (PSOE)


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Mr. Mariano Rajoy Brey, of Partido Popular (PP)

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lula 02-02-2016 03:09 PM

Meeting with President of the Congress of Deputies, Patxi Lopez

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Duke of Marmalade 02-02-2016 03:17 PM

Felipe, Spain’s king(maker) – POLITICO

Spain’s King Felipe is expected to ask the Socialists to try to form a ruling coalition on Tuesday

An Ard Ri 02-02-2016 03:54 PM

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King Felipe Vi Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Pictures And Photos | Getty Images

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eya 02-03-2016 02:04 AM

Spain's king picks socialist chief to try to form government | Daily Mail Online

Spain election: King asks Socialist Sanchez to form government - BBC News

Duke of Marmalade 02-03-2016 02:08 AM

King Felipe asked the leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, to attempt to form a new government
https://www.thespainreport.com/artic...ish-government

Interesting article, answering all the questions regarding the process
https://www.thespainreport.com/artic...-next-in-spain

Spain in uncharted waters as king asks socialist leader to form government | World news | The Guardian

An Ard Ri 02-03-2016 06:33 AM

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Marty91charmed 02-04-2016 09:54 AM

It seems the matter is an entire mess...

PrincessofEurope 02-04-2016 10:29 AM

Its a worrying state of affairs - for the stability of Spain and for the monarchy. I hope that this lack of political stability isn't the beginning of the end for the Monarchy.
On the other hand if these new set of talks work out the role of the King will likely be praised in bringing it about. Its all on the edge at the moment and could go either way

Duke of Marmalade 02-04-2016 01:58 PM

If there is no grand coalition, there will be elements in government that want to give up a unified Spain and independence for their regions as well as get rid of the monarchy.
I don't think the danger is to the monarchy but rather that those partners are not reliable what makes a possible solution very unstable for governing.

Duke of Marmalade 02-08-2016 02:11 PM

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He scrubs up well! Firebrand dons tuxedo for film awards - The Local

Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias stunned Spain on Saturday night when he wore a tuxedo. Iglesias told reporters that he had decided to wear the tuxedo as a "mark of respect for Spanish cinema".

Many Spaniards pointed out that Iglesias had afforded more respect to Spain's film industry than he had to the country's monarch, with whom he has met twice, both times in jeans, trainers and an open-collar shirt.

Duke of Marmalade 02-09-2016 02:08 AM

La estrategia de Rajoy provoca tensión entre el PP y Zarzuela | España | EL MUNDO

Rajoy strategy causes tension between PP and Zarzuela

The president wanted the King not to propose to any candidate for investiture after the first round.

Duke of Marmalade 02-10-2016 03:13 PM

Zarzuela is angry about the leaked info/indescretions by Moncloa about the cooling relationship between the King and Rajoy.
La Casa Real llama a capítulo al PP molesta por su indiscreción - ESdiario

Meanwhile, Rajoy is working on a grand coalition with PSOE and Ciudadanos, leaving Podemos out in the cold.
Spanish elections: Session to name Spain’s next PM may take place in early March | In English | EL PAÍS

Duke of Marmalade 02-19-2016 12:47 AM

Rajoy says Spain will 'most likely' hold new elections on June 26

Rajoy says at EU meeting in brussels (unaware of the cameras) that there are likely to be New Elections on June 26 because he does not believe that sanchez will be able to Form a government.

Duke of Marmalade 02-22-2016 12:50 AM

'Worrying and pathetic': anger in Spain over parties' failure to form government | World news | The Guardian

Duke of Marmalade 03-02-2016 02:54 AM

Socialist chief faces hostile lawmakers in bid to lead Spain

First vote on pm today, a second one possibly on friday.

Duke of Marmalade 03-03-2016 04:59 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/03/wo...pain.html?_r=0

2nd vote on friday, then 2 more months of time for Felipe to nominate again, if not successful New Elections in june.

lula 03-03-2016 09:43 AM

There are very high chances that Sanchez fails again on Friday... and then King Felipe will have a big problem, because no law says exactly how he should act in this case.

Duke of Marmalade 03-03-2016 10:29 AM

I met Spanish friends today, they agree ... saying its a mess, they do not like any of the candidates and expect new elections that might end in deadlock again.

Duke of Marmalade 03-05-2016 05:15 AM

As expected, the second vote failed too, not even close to a solution:
New talks between political parties will now start and Spain's King Felipe may ask a new candidate to try and form a majority before May 2, when new elections would have to be called.
Spain's Socialist leader fails to become prime minister, new talks to start | Reuters

we'll see how Felipe can now play a moderator role in this mess.

Marty91charmed 03-05-2016 08:58 AM

Thank you for keeping this thread updated. It really seems a hot mess.

lula 03-07-2016 06:32 AM

The political situation is becoming the King agenda into chaos. On the one hand, the political neutrality required forces him to choose the events they can attend, to not disturb any political group. On the other the need to be available to suit the political calendar makes it impossible to organize the agenda in advance and forced to cancel trips.

The official visit to Saudi Arabia in February and the State Visit to the UK in March have been canceled.

If finally the day is free, King Felipe could attend on Wednesday, March 9 the inauguration of the new President of Portugal, if not King Juan Carlos will attend.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia planned to travel next week to Puerto Rico for the Congress of the Spanish Language. They should also travel in April to Japan and Korea, and Queen Letizia should make her annual cooperation trip. All these trips are unconfirmed, and may be canceled.


King reduced his schedule to 60% from 20-D by instability

El Rey reduce su agenda un 60% desde el 20-D por la inestabilidad

lula 03-07-2016 08:39 AM

Audience to Mr. Patxi López Álvarez, President of the Congress of Deputies
Zarzuela Palace. Madrid


http://www.casareal.es/ES/Actividade...spx?data=12691

Spain's King leaves time to political parties to reach government deal

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reu...#ixzz42EAcs5Ve

DMR412 03-07-2016 04:01 PM

Must members of the Royal Family always be accompanied by politicians? I know they are not there for audiences at the Palace but I've noticed that a Minister of some department is usually at outside events. Is this a requirement by law?


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lula 03-07-2016 04:56 PM

Yes, usually they are accompanied in many of their events by Ministers or Secretaries of State. Also they are usually accompanied by representatives of autonomous regions or mayors.

In pre or post election period the audiences, the military events for the King and for Queen meetings with her charities fill the agenda because the presence of politicians is not necessary.

The problem is that this time the government formation process is taking months, and the situation between the political parties is very difficult.

DMR412 03-07-2016 08:05 PM

Lula, Thank you so much for your response. I appreciate the information you are providing to those of us outside of Spain.

You stated that the King & Queen are usually accompanied by Ministers and Secretaries of State as well as representatives of Autonomous communities, but must they be accompanied. Is it mandatory? If it is a visit to a museum or presentation of a prize, can't Their Majesties be greeted by the director of the museum or chairman of the board of a foundation issuing the prize? Does a minister accompany Queen Sofia when she represents her foundation on a cooperation trip?

I know this situation is unique because of the delay in forming a government. It has affected the agenda of the Royal House. With the exception of Official and State Visits, is it mandatory to have politicians accompany the Royal family on engagements outside of the palace? Or is it just custom? Can Their Majesties make changes so their agendas are not disturbed during the election process?



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lula 03-08-2016 05:19 AM

Cooperation trips of the Queen, before with Sofia and now with Letizia, are organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation.

Spain is a parliamentary monarchy and the King's acts must be countersigned by the government, hence the habit of being accompanied by a member of the government in their events.

By custom and protocol it is also normal that regional and local authorities on where the event is held join to them. Often regional and local governments are also related to the event, because they manage a school or a museum, support a conference, finance some works, are part of a board of trustees...

DMR412 03-08-2016 07:45 AM

Lula, Thank you for taking the time to explain. I understand now. I hope the political situation is resolved soon. Thank you again.


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Duke of Marmalade 03-31-2016 05:07 AM

PSOE Leader Sánchez sees Three-Way Coalition Deal with Podemos and Ciudadanos to oust PP

https://www.thespainreport.com/artic...nos-to-oust-pp

Duke of Marmalade 04-09-2016 03:16 AM

Bickering between Spain's far-left Podemos party and the Socialists escalated Friday over the formation of a new government, leading experts to predict the country is headed to another national election.

Spain: Govn't talks take hit as negotiating parties bicker | Daily Mail Online

It seems that the political limbo goes on and on and on. As lula said in another thread, the political crisis has reduced the Kings' schedule to insignificance, it's a shame.

Marty91charmed 04-09-2016 07:37 AM

I had hoped all this hot mess would be over by now, but it seems the government talks are not going anywhere...

lula 04-12-2016 08:52 AM

Spanish king announces last-minute talks with political leaders

King Felipe VI has announced his decision to hold a new round of talks with Spain’s political leaders on April 25 and 26.

Spanish king announces last-minute talks with political leaders | In English | EL PAÍS

Duke of Marmalade 04-12-2016 10:12 AM

Spain king to meet with parties in last bid to snap deadlock | Daily Mail Online

An Ard Ri 04-12-2016 10:14 AM

Lets hope there's some sort of breakthrough in the talks!

Dman 04-12-2016 10:22 AM

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Lets hope there's some sort of breakthrough in the talks!

Yes, it would be great for that to happen!


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