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The Latest: Bolivia opposition figure seeks leadership role

Nov. 11, 2019 2:32 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Bolivian opposition lawmaker Jeanine Añez says she plans to become head of the Senate following the resignation of Evo Morales and other senior leaders. As head of the Senate, Añez could be next in...

Spain's reinvigorated far right makes its presence felt

Nov. 11, 2019 2:30 PM EST

TORRE-PACHECO, Spain (AP) — To understand Spain's polarized politics, a visitor to the southern farming town of Torre-Pacheco needs only to read the graffiti scrawled near a main square. Next to a bull's-eye drawn on a wall are the crossed-out words "Go away, Moors" — an old term for Muslims from...

Poll brings Spain no respite from political uncertainty

Nov. 11, 2019 12:45 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A general election called to end political deadlock in Spain has only deepened uncertainty about the future of the European Union's fifth-largest economy and raised the possibility of yet another ballot — the fifth in five years — next year. No party achieved a clear mandate to...

The Latest: Vox leader says no to helping form government

Nov. 11, 2019 12:34 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Spain's general election (all times local): 6 p.m. The leader of the far-right Vox party that made huge gains in Spain's elections says he has no intention of helping incumbent Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez form a new government. Santiago Abascal...

AP Interview: Rossi back home in Spain for another comeback

Nov. 11, 2019 5:23 AM EST

VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi is back home — in Spain. The American-born striker, originally from New Jersey and who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. "It's been a rough...

The Latest: Spanish interim PM seeks support to end deadlock

Nov. 10, 2019 11:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Spain's election (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Spain's interim prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has called on political opponents to be "responsible" and "generous" by allowing a Socialist-led government to end the monthslong political deadlock. With 96% of the votes counted,...

Socialists win Spain's election, but far right surges

Nov. 10, 2019 11:19 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez's Socialists won Spain's national election on Sunday but large gains by the upstart far-right Vox party appear certain to widen the political deadlock in the European Union's fifth-largest economy. After a fourth national ballot in as many years and the...

With 90% of the votes counted, Spain still in political deadlock as Socialists win but far-right doubles its seats

Nov. 10, 2019 4:23 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — With 90% of the votes counted, Spain still in political deadlock as Socialists win but far-right doubles its seats.

Early results show Socialists ahead in Spanish election and far-right surging but no exit to nation's political deadlock

Nov. 10, 2019 3:17 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Early results show Socialists ahead in Spanish election and far-right surging but no exit to nation's political deadlock.

Polls close in continental Spain amid fierce struggle for power between left-wing and right-wing parties

Nov. 10, 2019 2:02 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Polls close in continental Spain amid fierce struggle for power between left-wing and right-wing parties.