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Pedro Sánchez: Spanish Prime Minister
Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón is a Spanish politician who has been Prime Minister of Spain since June 2018. He has also been Secretary-General of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) since June 2017, having previously held that office from 2014 to 2016.

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Violent clashes in Spain over COVID restrictions [Video]

Violent clashes in Spain over COVID restrictions

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has condemned violent clashes between police and protesters, over new restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, as "intolerable". David Doyle reports.

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Spanish king to lead July 16 ceremony for COVID-19 victims

King Felipe of Spain will lead a ceremony, attended by top EU officials, on July 16 to honour the 27,000 victims of the COVID-19 pandemic and health workers, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on..
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Spain to open borders to some visitors on June 21, plans aid for auto sector

Spain will reopen its borders to visitors from Europe's open-border Schengen area from June 21, 10 days earlier than previously planned, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday, in a further easing..
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Spain plans 3.7 billion euro auto sector aid package, says PM

Spain plans a 3.7 billion euro aid package for its automobile sector, hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, to promote investment and the purchase of vehicles, specially electric models, Prime Minister..
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Spain brings forward border opening for Schengen countries to June 21

Spain will open its borders to countries in the European Union's Schengen area on June 21, ten days before previously announced, except for Portugal where the border will open on July 1, Spain's Prime..
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Spain to reopen to international tourism from July: PM Sanchez

Spain will reopen to international tourism from July, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday.
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Spain plans last emergency decree extension as protests break out

Spain's government will seek to extend its coronavirus state of emergency one last time until late June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday as anti-government protests broke out around the..
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Spain plans last extension of emergency decree as COVID-19 deaths slow

Spain's government will seek to extend its coronavirus state of emergency for the last time until late June, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday as the country's daily death toll reached a..
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Spain extends state of emergency after PM musters opposition support

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez secured enough parliamentary votes on Wednesday to extend a state of emergency for two more weeks from Sunday, allowing the government to control people's movements..
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Spain to contribute 125 million euros to coronavirus response fund

Spain will pledge 125 million euros ($136.58 million) to developing a global response to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Monday.
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Spain aims for end-June return to normality, to phase out coronavirus lockdown

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Tuesday a four-phase plan to lift the lockdown enforced on the nation to control one of the world's worst outbreaks of the coronavirus with an aim to..
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Spain to allow outdoor exercise as kids prepare for taste of freedom

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced an easing of lockdown restrictions on Saturday, as children prepared to go outside for the first time in six weeks and figures confirmed a daily..
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Spain to allow outdoor exercise if coronavirus cases continue to fall

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said in an address to the nation on Saturday that people will be allowed out to exercise from May 2 if the number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall.
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Spain to let children out, aims for lockdown easing by late May

Spain aims to begin winding down its coronavirus lockdown in the second half of May, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday, though restrictions could come back if the epidemic worsens again in..
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Spain expects initial EU consensus on coronavirus aid at Thursday summit

The European Union (EU) council should reach an initial consensus on the common financial response to the coronavirus pandemic during its next summit on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez..
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Spain aims to phase out coronavirus lockdown in second half of May

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Wednesday his government plans to begin winding down the coronavirus lockdown measures in the second half of May.
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In Spain, coronavirus death counts prompt anger, confusion

Spain already has one of the world's highest death tolls from the coronavirus pandemic. But data indicating the true number of fatalities could be much higher is fueling public anger and could cause..
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Spain's PM to seek longer but more flexible lockdown

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament for a 15-day extension until May 9 of the lockdown imposed in one of the world's worst coronavirus' outbreaks, but said the..
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Spain's PM to ask for extension of coronavirus lockdown to May 9

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament for a third 15-day extension of the lockdown imposed to curb one of the world's worst outbreaks of the new coronavirus,..
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Spain's daily coronavirus deaths decline as testing increases

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday promised more coronavirus testing to try to build on a decline in daily COVID-19 deaths that has allowed Spain to start tentatively reopening its locked-down..
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Spain to keep coronavirus restrictions under review as some companies prepare to restart

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Sunday any further loosening of the country's lockdown restrictions would depend on more progress in the fight against the coronavirus, a day before some..
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Spain sees coronavirus torment easing, seeks new economic 'pact'

Spain is close to the beginning of a decline in the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, urging all political parties to join a pact for national economic revival after..
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Spain and EU Commissioners call for common European debt instruments: newspaper

Europe needs debt mutualisation and a common Marshall plan to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
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Spain to extend state of emergency to April 26 as rise in infections slows

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday he would ask parliament to extend lockdown measures by 15 days until April 26, as the rate of new coronavirus infections and deaths slowed again in..
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Spain to ease economic restrictions, won't give up on 'coronabonds': PM

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday Spain would ease the economic restrictions imposed under Spain's state of emergency after the Easter holidays, even as the overall lockdown would be..
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Spain to extend coronavirus state of emergency until April 26: El Pais

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will extend the state of emergency in the country with Europe's highest number of infections from the coronavirus by another two weeks until April 26, El Pais..
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Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon has coronavirus: official

Spain's health emergency chief Fernando Simon, who leads the country's response to the coronavirus epidemic and maintains regular contact with Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for the..
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Spanish PM announces stricter lockdown measures to tackle coronavirus

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday announced stricter lockdown measures that will force all non-essential workers to stay at home for the next two weeks, as the government reported 832..
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Spain says all non-essential workers must stay home for two weeks to beat coronavirus

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Saturday that all non-essential workers must stay at home for two weeks, the latest government measure in the fight against coronavirus.
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Spain approves 200 billion euro aid package for coronavirus crisis: PM

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced on Tuesday a package of measures worth a total 200 billion euros ($219 billion), between loans, credit guarantees, benefits and direct aid, to mitigate..
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Spanish PM's wife has tested positive for coronavirus: PM's offfice

Begona Gomez, the wife of Spanish Prime minister Pedro Sanchez, has tested positive for coronavirus, the prime minister's office said, adding that both were doing fine.
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Spain will impose partial coronavirus lockdown: PM

Spain will put its 47 million inhabitants under partial lockdown as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus epidemic, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday in a televised..
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Spain's Prime Minister Sanchez says citizens must be united in fighting coronavirus

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Saturday "we must all be united" in fighting the coronavirus as he unveiled a raft of measures to fight the spread of the virus.
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Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez confirms Spain to be put on lockdown over coronavirus

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez confirmed a 15-day nationwide lockdown on Saturday as part of state of emergency measures to control the spread of the coronavirus.
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Spain's PM to hold meetings via video conference after minister diagnosed with coronavirus

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will hold all meetings via video conference starting from Thursday after fellow minister Irene Montero was diagnosed with coronavirus, the government said in a..
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Spain to guarantee medicines, provide credit for small business to fight coronavirus

Spain will guarantee the supply of medicines and open credit lines to small businesses as part of a program of measures aimed at alleviating the impact of coronavirus, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said..
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Spain's PM meets Catalan separatist leader, sets out roadmap for talks

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez met Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader on Thursday for the first time in over a year to outline an agenda for wider negotiations with the region that are..
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Spain's PM postpones talks on Catalonia until after regional election

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has decided to postpone talks with the northeastern restive region of Catalonia until after the region holds elections, the government said on Thursday.
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Spain's PM Sanchez to meet with Catalan leader Torra on February 6

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will meet with Catalonia' regional leader Quim Torra on February 6, government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero said on Tuesday.
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Spanish PM hopes to meet Catalan leader, Madrid to negotiate deficit targets

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he wanted to meet Catalonia's pro-independence regional leader "as soon as possible" and hoped Madrid would start negotiations soon with the..
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Spanish prime minister to meet with Catalan regional leader

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Tuesday he would seek to meet with Catalonia's regional leader Quim Torra "as soon as possible."
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Spain's PM names UN's Arancha Gonzalez as foreign minister

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will appoint Arancha Gonzalez, assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the country's foreign minister, the government said on Friday.
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Socialist Maria Jesus Montero named Spain budget minister

Spain's government said on Thursday that Socialist lawmaker Maria Jesus Montero has been reappointed as budget minister as part of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's new cabinet.
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Factbox: Far-left ministers to enter Spain's new coalition government

The Unidas Podemos alliance of hard-left parties is set to take a deputy premiership and four ministries in Spain's first coalition government in decades led by the Socialists of Prime Minister Pedro..
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Spain gets coalition government as Sanchez wins parliamentary vote

Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez narrowly won parliamentary backing on Tuesday for Spain's first coalition government in decades, ending a long political stalemate but leaving him reliant on a fragile..
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Spain's Sanchez wins investiture vote, will lead coalition government

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday secured parliament's backing to form a government and end a lengthy political gridlock.
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"There's no other option," Spain's Sanchez says ahead of investiture vote

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez urged lawmakers ahead of a key vote on Tuesday to back him and his coalition with left-wing Podemos party, saying there was "no other option."
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Amid tensions, Spain's lawmakers likely to back Sanchez as leader

Spain's parliament was expected to confirm Pedro Sanchez as head of government by a tiny margin on Tuesday, as some lawmakers identified as holding casting votes said they were facing growing pressure..
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Spain's lawmakers likely to back Sanchez coalition in tight vote

Spanish lawmakers are expected to vote by the narrowest of margins on Tuesday to confirm Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez as head of a left-wing coalition government.
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Spain's Sanchez loses first bid to be confirmed as PM, aims for Tuesday vote

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Sunday in a first attempt to get parliament's backing to form a government, leaving him two days to secure support to end an eight-month political..
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Spain's Sanchez loses first bid to get parliament backing to form government

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez failed on Sunday in a first attempt to get parliament's backing to form a government, leaving him two days to secure support to end an eight-month political..
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