The Socialist Party leader becomes prime minister after Mariano Rajoy loses the support of Congress.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is fighting for his political survival.
Opposition parties withdraw their support after members of the ruling party are found guilty of corruption.
The prime minister’s intransigence gives credence to separatists who argue Spain will never respect Catalonia.
What’s needed is an ambitious proposal to break the impasse, but the Spanish prime minister continues to think small.
Mariano Rajoy should never have let the Catalan independence crisis come this far.
Belittling Catalan demands and denying their right to self-determination only hardens attitudes in the region.
The only way Spain’s conservative prime minister can stay in power is if his Socialist rivals let him.
Spain’s conservative party leader would only need one more party to abstain and clear the way for him.
The Spanish leader worries about setting a precedent that would encourage the separatists in Catalonia.