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  • Banking stocks weigh on FTSE 100
    The FTSE 100 falls, with worries over the eurozone hitting banking shares, following gains for anti-austerity parties in Spanish local elections.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 May 2015 15:58:13 GMT.
  • New Socialist Power in Spain Creates Need For An Array Of Free-Market Think Tanks
    Sunday’s May 24th election for regional and municipal authorities was another confirmation that the political scene in Spain is becoming more complicated. ...
    By Alejandro Chafuen.  Forbes.  Tue, 26 May 2015 15:43:00 GMT.
  • Spain, Poland Reeling From Election Results
    Reeling from punishment at the polls, Spain's major parties prepared Tuesday for negotiations with anti-establishment newcomer groups while Poland's governing party assessed how to reconnect with voters who ousted the president. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 26 May 2015 12:15:29 -0400.
  • Spain country profile
    Provides an overview of Spain, including key events and facts about this tropical island off India's southern tip.
    BBC News.  Tue, 26 May 2015 11:13:03 GMT.
  • Global Soccer: Coach Is Gone From Real Madrid, but He’s Far From Unwanted
    Carlo Ancelotti, who coached the Spanish club to a Champions League title just a year ago, was fired Monday but will not be short of suitors.
    Rob Hughes.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 26 May 2015 10:37:48 GMT.
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  • Spain’s Local Election Results Reshape Political Landscape
    The success of anti-establishment candidates in municipal elections has continued corrosion of the country’s bipartisan system.
    Raphael Minder.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 25 May 2015 19:56:48 GMT.
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  • Spain's ruling PP gets worst local election result in 20 years
    Spain's ruling People's Party (PP) took a battering in regional and local elections on May 24 after voters punished Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for four years of severe spending cuts and a string of corruption scandals
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 25 May 2015 10:42:00 +0200.
  • Spain Votes in Regional, Local Elections
    Spain is holding regional and local elections Sunday, a vote that could see the country revamp it political landscape. ...
    Voice of America.  Sun, 24 May 2015 07:52:35 -0400.
  • Spain's 'we can' party finds it can't
    The left-wing Podemos party neglected the 'indignados' and faces stagnant elections.
    Mail & Guardian.  Fri, 22 May 2015 00:00:00 +0200.
  • GALLERY: SXSW 2015
    See performance shots of AWOLNATION, Courtney Barnett, Elder, Future Islands, Portugal. The Man, Nikki Lane, and more!
    Premier Guitar.  Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:00:00 -0400.
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Facts About Iberian Peninsula States

The Iberian States include Spain, Portugal, and Andorra.  They are located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe.  For more news and information about each of the Iberian Peninsula countries, visit the official goverment websites listed below.

The Kingdom of Spain's capital city is Madrid, and its currency is the Euro.  Spanish is the official language of Spain, and in 2007, the country's estimated population was 40,448,000.

The Portuguese Republic's capital city is Lisbon, and its currency is the Euro.  Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, and in 2007, the nation's estimated population was 10,643,000.

The Principality of Andorra's capital city is Andorra la Vella, and its currency is the Euro.  Catalan, French, and Spanish are the primary languages spoken in Andorra, and in 2007, the principality's estimated population was 72,000.

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