Spain’s Podemos party names new head after Pablo Iglesias departure

Spain’s Podemos party names new head after Pablo Iglesias departure

Hard left-wing party Unidas Podemos, junior partner in Spain's ruling coalition, is expected to name Ione Belarra as its leader Sunday after the departure of Pablo Iglesias, who founded the faction in 2014.

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What Spain’s new leftist government has planned for the country
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What Spain’s new leftist government has planned for the country

Spanish PM could end political impasse on weekend

Spanish PM could end political impasse on weekend

Spain swears in new parliament (with far-right Vox as third biggest party)

Spain swears in new parliament (with far-right Vox as third biggest party)

How Spain’s new left-wing coalition fits into Europe’s shifting political allegiances

How Spain’s new left-wing coalition fits into Europe’s shifting political allegiances

Spain’s Socialists and Podemos make pact to form new government

Spain’s Socialists and Podemos make pact to form new government

Spanish elections: Podemos co-founder forms new party (to rival Podemos)

Spanish elections: Podemos co-founder forms new party (to rival Podemos)

Will Podemos yield? Spain’s Sanchez in race to avoid fresh elections

Will Podemos yield? Spain’s Sanchez in race to avoid fresh elections

ANALYSIS: Where did it all go wrong for Spain’s radical left party Podemos?

ANALYSIS: Where did it all go wrong for Spain’s radical left party Podemos?

All the words you need to know to understand Spain’s general election

All the words you need to know to understand Spain’s general election

Spain’s crisis-hit Podemos launches election campaign

Spain’s crisis-hit Podemos launches election campaign

ANALYSIS: Is Podemos heading for a terrible result at the May elections in Spain?

ANALYSIS: Is Podemos heading for a terrible result at the May elections in Spain?

Podemos admits it was wrong to praise ‘disastrous’ Venezuela

Podemos admits it was wrong to praise ‘disastrous’ Venezuela

Podemos premature twins doing well thanks to prayers, free healthcare, and breast milk donations

Podemos premature twins doing well thanks to prayers, free healthcare, and breast milk donations

Podemos twins arrive three months early

Podemos twins arrive three months early

Far-left Podemos accuses Spain’s new PM of ‘arrogance’

Far-left Podemos accuses Spain’s new PM of ‘arrogance’

Podemos left out of new PM’s government

Podemos left out of new PM’s government

Podemos leader wins confidence vote over luxury home

Podemos leader wins confidence vote over luxury home

Here’s what you need to know about Podemos and that luxury villa

Here’s what you need to know about Podemos and that luxury villa

Pablo Iglesias calls Podemos leadership vote after luxury home row

Pablo Iglesias calls Podemos leadership vote after luxury home row

Head of Spain’s far-left Podemos blasted over luxury home purchase

Head of Spain’s far-left Podemos blasted over luxury home purchase

Spain’s Socialists kick off leadership battle

Spain’s Socialists kick off leadership battle

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

Leader of Spain’s Podemos re-elected in resounding victory

Leader of Spain’s Podemos re-elected in resounding victory

Could this be the end for Pablo Iglesias?

Could this be the end for Pablo Iglesias?

From best pals to rivals: Merciless duel rages over the future of Podemos

From best pals to rivals: Merciless duel rages over the future of Podemos

Spain’s Podemos struggles with bitter internal divisions

Spain’s Podemos struggles with bitter internal divisions

Podemos finds itself caught between the battle lines of Spanish politics

Podemos finds itself caught between the battle lines of Spanish politics

Radicalism or safety first? Spain wavers before vote

Radicalism or safety first? Spain wavers before vote

Spain to vote in second elections in six months

Spain to vote in second elections in six months

Spain’s party leaders clash in pre-election debate

Spain’s party leaders clash in pre-election debate

Spain’s Podemos set to beat Socialists into second place

Spain’s Podemos set to beat Socialists into second place

Are these the weirdest political campaign ads ever?

Are these the weirdest political campaign ads ever?

Spain’s Podemos ahead of Socialists as election looms

Spain’s Podemos ahead of Socialists as election looms

Spaniards march to mark five years of Indignados protests

Spaniards march to mark five years of Indignados protests

Five years on, the Indignados have changed Spain’s politics

Five years on, the Indignados have changed Spain’s politics

Podemos teams up with far-left party in election alliance

Podemos teams up with far-left party in election alliance

Spain’s King Felipe calls new elections for June 26th

Spain’s King Felipe calls new elections for June 26th

Spain’s King Felipe calls for new elections after failed talks

Spain’s King Felipe calls for new elections after failed talks

Spanish parties restart pact negotiations in surprise move

Spanish parties restart pact negotiations in surprise move

Spanish king makes final bid to broker deal on new govt

Spanish king makes final bid to broker deal on new govt

Fresh elections almost certain but will results be different?

Fresh elections almost certain but will results be different?

Podemos lawmakers launch hunger strike over refugees

Podemos lawmakers launch hunger strike over refugees

Podemos members rule out pact to form government

Podemos members rule out pact to form government

Podemos starts referendum on backing Socialist-led govt

Podemos starts referendum on backing Socialist-led govt

Podemos scuttles hopes for tripartite coalition in Spain

Podemos scuttles hopes for tripartite coalition in Spain

Three-way coalition talks start as clock ticks for Spain

Three-way coalition talks start as clock ticks for Spain

Podemos seeks to heal rifts as coalition talks loom

Podemos seeks to heal rifts as coalition talks loom

Growing pains hit Podemos as internal rifts damage party

Growing pains hit Podemos as internal rifts damage party

Podemos to block Socialist bid to form Spanish govt

Podemos to block Socialist bid to form Spanish govt

Spain still doesn’t have a govt. So what happens now?

Spain still doesn’t have a govt. So what happens now?

Socialist chief faces uphill battle in bid to lead Spain

Socialist chief faces uphill battle in bid to lead Spain

Spain faces long difficult road to form new government

Spain faces long difficult road to form new government

Podemos stick to their guns and suspend Socialist talks

Podemos stick to their guns and suspend Socialist talks

Madrid official on trial for bare breasted protest in church

Madrid official on trial for bare breasted protest in church

Lefty mayor faces chop over hair-raising expenses claim

Lefty mayor faces chop over hair-raising expenses claim

Spanish government stuck in limbo as coalition talks stall

Spanish government stuck in limbo as coalition talks stall

Podemos MPs forced to sit at the back… and they’re furious

Podemos MPs forced to sit at the back… and they’re furious

Spain’s Socialists accuse Podemos of ‘blackmail’

Spain’s Socialists accuse Podemos of ‘blackmail’

‘Watch out for Podemos,’ Rajoy warns Socialists

‘Watch out for Podemos,’ Rajoy warns Socialists

Podemos propose pact to lock conservatives out of power

Podemos propose pact to lock conservatives out of power

Dreadlock row divides old politics from new in Spain

Dreadlock row divides old politics from new in Spain

Is Spain’s leftist Podemos party being secretly funded by Iran?

Is Spain’s leftist Podemos party being secretly funded by Iran?

Spain’s new leftist MPs renounce traditional parliamentary perks

Spain’s new leftist MPs renounce traditional parliamentary perks

Spanish PM will battle to form government despite lack of support

Spanish PM will battle to form government despite lack of support

Spain’s Socialists will lose support whoever they back: analysts

Spain’s Socialists will lose support whoever they back: analysts

Madrid lays on Christmas Eve feast for two hundred homeless people

Madrid lays on Christmas Eve feast for two hundred homeless people

Podemos insists ‘Spain will never again be subordinate to Germany’

Podemos insists ‘Spain will never again be subordinate to Germany’

Podemos brings ‘indignados’ to the doors of Spain’s parliament

Podemos brings ‘indignados’ to the doors of Spain’s parliament

Star Wars or Titanic? Film choices could determine how Spain votes

Star Wars or Titanic? Film choices could determine how Spain votes

Darth Vader leaves the Dark Side to join Spanish election campaign

Darth Vader leaves the Dark Side to join Spanish election campaign

Aragon: Northeastern region could be a bellwether for general election

Aragon: Northeastern region could be a bellwether for general election

Spain’s PM faces stiff challenge in tightest electoral race in decades

Spain’s PM faces stiff challenge in tightest electoral race in decades

Spain’s left-wing Podemos runs out of steam ahead of general election

Spain’s left-wing Podemos runs out of steam ahead of general election

Pragmatic Podemos vows to fight on to end political corruption

Pragmatic Podemos vows to fight on to end political corruption

Spain’s Podemos leader welcomes Jeremy Corbyn as likeminded ‘ally’

Spain’s Podemos leader welcomes Jeremy Corbyn as likeminded ‘ally’

Why a Corbyn victory could have profound consequences for Spain

Why a Corbyn victory could have profound consequences for Spain

Star economist Piketty set to advise Spain anti-austerity party Podemos

Star economist Piketty set to advise Spain anti-austerity party Podemos

Poll gives PP strong lead but far short of a majority

Poll gives PP strong lead but far short of a majority

Hot or not? Politicans in Spain are rated on looks

Hot or not? Politicans in Spain are rated on looks

Podemos lose support amid economic recovery

Podemos lose support amid economic recovery

Tsipras says Europe ‘can change’ if Podemos wins

Tsipras says Europe ‘can change’ if Podemos wins

Almodóvar calls for unity against conservatives

Almodóvar calls for unity against conservatives

Podemos leads criticism of Greek bailout deal

Podemos leads criticism of Greek bailout deal

Podemos slams Greek deal as ‘coup d’Etat’

Podemos slams Greek deal as ‘coup d’Etat’

Tsipras dissing Podemos leader Iglesias goes viral

Tsipras dissing Podemos leader Iglesias goes viral

Maggie’s out as mayor renames Madrid square

Maggie’s out as mayor renames Madrid square

Eight savings made by Madrid mayor Manuela

Eight savings made by Madrid mayor Manuela

Spain’s lefties snap selfies in stuck elevator

Spain’s lefties snap selfies in stuck elevator

Podemos turns to US expert for green plan

Podemos turns to US expert for green plan

Councillor faces calls to quit over topless protest

Councillor faces calls to quit over topless protest

Fractured politics sees pacts for new mayors

Fractured politics sees pacts for new mayors

Spain’s left joins forces in bid for power

Spain’s left joins forces in bid for power

Spaniards welcome rise of nontraditional parties

Spaniards welcome rise of nontraditional parties

Madrid’s Aguirre pleads for anti-Podemos pact

Madrid’s Aguirre pleads for anti-Podemos pact

Debt is poisoned chalice of Spain’s regional vote

Debt is poisoned chalice of Spain’s regional vote

Madrid goes mad for radical mayor Manuela

Madrid goes mad for radical mayor Manuela

Spain ushers in new era of political pact making

Spain ushers in new era of political pact making

Blonde grans locked in battle to be Madrid mayor

Blonde grans locked in battle to be Madrid mayor

Elections will be critical test for fractured system

Elections will be critical test for fractured system

Traditional parties on the ropes ahead of vote

Traditional parties on the ropes ahead of vote

Balance of power lies with undecided voters

Balance of power lies with undecided voters

Winds of change blow in Spain as elections near

Winds of change blow in Spain as elections near

Podemos ditch radical and swerve to the center

Podemos ditch radical and swerve to the center

Honeymoon over for rebel party Podemos

Honeymoon over for rebel party Podemos

Podemos co-founder resigns prompting crisis

Podemos co-founder resigns prompting crisis

Ciudadanos gains as Podemos wanes

Ciudadanos gains as Podemos wanes

King Felipe VI given unusual gift by Podemos

King Felipe VI given unusual gift by Podemos

Podemos sack election candidates for fraud

Podemos sack election candidates for fraud

Pablo Iglesias to face awkward meet with King

Pablo Iglesias to face awkward meet with King

Podemos support has stagnated: new poll

Podemos support has stagnated: new poll

Regional vote proves political game-changer

Regional vote proves political game-changer

Podemos fails to break two-party hold

Podemos fails to break two-party hold

Andalusia vote a key test for Podemos

Andalusia vote a key test for Podemos

Andalusia warm-up sees parties jostle for power

Andalusia warm-up sees parties jostle for power

Podemos joins Blockupy at Frankfurt protest

Podemos joins Blockupy at Frankfurt protest

‘Podemos is like Hitler’, says Merkel advisor

‘Podemos is like Hitler’, says Merkel advisor

Spain’s Iron Lady is back and she means business

Spain’s Iron Lady is back and she means business

Spanish politics now a four horse race:poll

Spanish politics now a four horse race:poll

Radical centrists spook Spain’s populists

Radical centrists spook Spain’s populists

‘Spain’s crisis not over,’ Juncker warns

‘Spain’s crisis not over,’ Juncker warns

‘I could be PM of Spain’: Venezuelan leader

‘I could be PM of Spain’: Venezuelan leader

Tsipras comments ‘not the done thing’: Germany

Tsipras comments ‘not the done thing’: Germany

Rajoy hits back at Greek PM in austerity row

Rajoy hits back at Greek PM in austerity row

Spain’s anti-austerity party opens books

Spain’s anti-austerity party opens books

Podemos gives up EU seats to run at home

Podemos gives up EU seats to run at home

Podemos challenges Rajoy to TV debate

Podemos challenges Rajoy to TV debate

‘Spain has achieved the impossible,’ insists Rajoy

‘Spain has achieved the impossible,’ insists Rajoy

Spain’s Podemos denies Latin American financing

Spain’s Podemos denies Latin American financing

Eight cool things the crisis did for Spain

Eight cool things the crisis did for Spain

‘Podemos leader failed me for wearing pearls’

‘Podemos leader failed me for wearing pearls’

‘Spain is not Greece,’ admits Podemos leader

‘Spain is not Greece,’ admits Podemos leader

PSOE in spotlight over Madrid chief sacking

PSOE in spotlight over Madrid chief sacking

Podemos to work with HSBC whistleblower

Podemos to work with HSBC whistleblower

Podemos number 3 admits tax dodge

Podemos number 3 admits tax dodge

Podemos leap ahead in new poll

Podemos leap ahead in new poll

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Young and old, rich and poor join left-wing march

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Rise of hard-left party shows divided Spain

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100,000 join Madrid anti-austerity rally

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Spain’s far left to rally after Syriza win

Podemos hails Syriza victory in Greece

Podemos hails Syriza victory in Greece

‘We want to lead Spanish opposition’: Podemos

‘We want to lead Spanish opposition’: Podemos

Spanish rivals take sides over Greek election

Spanish rivals take sides over Greek election

‘Podemos demo will mark new political era’

‘Podemos demo will mark new political era’

Protest vote pushes Podemos to top of poll

Protest vote pushes Podemos to top of poll

Podemos chief top pick for Spanish PM: poll

Podemos chief top pick for Spanish PM: poll

Top ten: Spain’s biggest stories of 2014

Top ten: Spain’s biggest stories of 2014

Podemos ‘covered in crap’: government official

Podemos ‘covered in crap’: government official

It’s time to revamp constitution: Socialists

It’s time to revamp constitution: Socialists

Government ‘won’t rule out’ grand coalition

Government ‘won’t rule out’ grand coalition

Video: ‘fascist’ bulldog’s salute goes viral

Video: ‘fascist’ bulldog’s salute goes viral

‘I want Spain out of Nato’: Podemos leader

‘I want Spain out of Nato’: Podemos leader

Iglesias to head Spain’s leftist Podemos party

Iglesias to head Spain’s leftist Podemos party

‘Maybe they’ll shoot you’: Podemos chief warned

‘Maybe they’ll shoot you’: Podemos chief warned

The Dummies’ Guide to Spain’s Podemos Party

The Dummies’ Guide to Spain’s Podemos Party

‘Podemos has made me keen on politics again’

‘Podemos has made me keen on politics again’

High-flying Podemos party tops major poll

High-flying Podemos party tops major poll

Spain’s Podemos party tops new poll

Spain’s Podemos party tops new poll

Spain’s ‘indignant’ party runners-up in new poll

Spain’s ‘indignant’ party runners-up in new poll

‘We will pay off debt’: Spain’s ‘indignant’ party

‘We will pay off debt’: Spain’s ‘indignant’ party

Israel blocks Gaza visit of Spanish politician

Israel blocks Gaza visit of Spanish politician

Spain’s ‘indignant’ party closing in on PSOE: poll

Spain’s ‘indignant’ party closing in on PSOE: poll

New leader wins fans for Spain’s opposition: poll

New leader wins fans for Spain’s opposition: poll

New party already Spain’s ‘third most popular’: poll

New party already Spain’s ‘third most popular’: poll

Spain’s opposition fights to win back voters

Spain’s opposition fights to win back voters

Stormy EU debut for Spain’s ‘indignant’ MEP

Stormy EU debut for Spain’s ‘indignant’ MEP

Spanish unions slam ‘biased’ English exam

Spanish unions slam ‘biased’ English exam

New protest party backs Spain’s republic demos

New protest party backs Spain’s republic demos

Rising star slammed by Spain’s political elite

Rising star slammed by Spain’s political elite

‘Hippy’ politician stuns Spain’s political elite

‘Hippy’ politician stuns Spain’s political elite

Spain’s basic income scheme hits backlog dead-end

Spain’s basic income scheme hits backlog dead-end