Articles on José Ignacio Torreblanca

Spain election: A win for "No pasarán"? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 29 April 2019

Pedro Sánchez united the vote in the face of the Vox threat. The other big winner was Ciudadanos – which could now supplant the conservative PP as the main opposition

Spain’s craziest election ever (Commentary)

Carla Hobbs & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 26 April 2019

Spain's snap election will be of "existential importance" - below, an explainer to get ready for Sunday outlining the contenders and possible outcomes 

How to restore democracy in Venezuela (Commentary)

Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca - 07 February 2019

A conversation between Felipe González and José Ignacio Torreblanca on the situation in Venezuela and the legitimacy of Juan Guaidó’s claim to the presidency

Brexit disorder: Corbyn and May (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 22 January 2019

The British prime minister and the leader of the oppositions are stuck in cynicism and opportunism

The radical right comes to Spain (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 04 December 2018

After this week's election in Spain, the far-right party Vox now has its first MPs. But it is too early to say if we are seeing a resurgence of Spanish nationalism. 

Democracy defeated the coup (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 23 November 2018

A year on, it is clear that the Catalan parliamentary coup d’état of 2017 has strengthened the Spanish political nation

European election 2019: Can we cry wolf one more time? (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 31 October 2018

If Europhobic parties gain significant ground in June next year, it will be as much the fault of the mainstream parties as the insurgents

Bannon sets his eyes on Spain (Commentary)

Silvia González & José Ignacio Torreblanca - 24 October 2018

Spain's far-right party Vox draws the country into the continent's growing anti-European league

View from Madrid: Strengthening joint working (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 05 April 2016

Spain's lack of xenophobic parties has meant that the refugee crisis has so far escaped being linked with terrorism

View from Madrid: About turn (Commentary)

José Ignacio Torreblanca - 17 March 2016

The minority caretaker government of Mariano Rajoy has been forced into a volte-face on the EU-Turkey deal by a hostile parliament