‘Out with the old’: Many Spanish voters opt to cast ballot for change

‘Out with the old’: Many Spanish voters opt to cast ballot for change

As they voted on Sunday, many Spaniards let rip their anger with the two parties that have alternated power for decades - casting their ballot instead for two upstart political groupings.

As it happened: Ruling PP wins but falls far short of absolute majority

As it happened: Ruling PP wins but falls far short of absolute majority

With more than 90 percent of the votes counted, the PP have been dealt a crushing blow losing more than 60 seats, even if they did win the most votes.

Wildfires rage across northern Spain closing roads and railway

Wildfires rage across northern Spain closing roads and railway

Spanish firefighters were battling around 100 wildfires in the northwestern Asturias region on Sunday, where flames fed by strong winds forced the closure of roads and a rail line, officials said.

Spain’s voters head to ballot boxes in ‘tectonic shift’ general election

Spain’s voters head to ballot boxes in ‘tectonic shift’ general election

Polling stations opened across Spain on Sunday in what is expected to be one of the most closely-fought contests in its modern history, as two dynamic new parties take on the country's long-established giants.