Last Sunday’s elections have bought change to Spain, and it was a change kicked off by a young couple from Almeria now living in New Zealand. Jesús Ruiz and Marga García were officially the first Spaniards to vote after the Wellington embassy opened its doors last Wednesday. Spaniards nationals abroad had from Wednesday until Friday to deposit their votes for deputies and senators in an urn at their local embassy, if they chose not to Continue reading Almería couple were first Spaniards to vote
From the AUAN: As the political parties finalize their election manifestos in the run up to the Spanish National Elections on 20th December, the homeowners campaign group AUAN welcomes the news that the Socialist Party (PSOE) has made a commitment to deliver more solutions to protect purchasers in good faith so that they can rely on the accuracy of the information recorded at the Land Registry when making the biggest investment of their lives – Continue reading Measures to protect house purchasers in good faith become part of Spain’s national election campaign
There’s a fair amount of whinging going on about a recent change to the Electoral Law (LOREG) that attempts to exclude small, marginal parties from the elections, mainly from the aforementioned small, marginal parties. The change in the law, approved in Congress over the summer, states that any party that does not currently have any representation in the region in which it intends to stand must obtain a “voters guarantee” of at least 0,1% of Continue reading So why are small parties excluded for running in these elections?