Spanish election mired in division as old binary certainties fade

New parties, both on the left and the right, along with thorny regional demands reshape the political landscape

The cover of the most recent issue of the Spanish satirical magazine El Jueves showed a sweaty and goggle-eyed Pedro Sánchez tapping away furiously at a fruit machine and shouting, “Again! Again!”, as he went for the big prize – the job of Spain’s prime minister.

Gathered over his shoulder were his political opponents, including Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias whose caricature noted: “Spain has a really bad gambling problem.”

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Prince Andrew said he "neither attended nor was aware of any naked pool parties," Vanity Fair added. The duke publicly stood by Epstein through jail time and his registration as a sex offender. WPA Pool / Getty Images The Daily Beast reported in July 2019 that Andrew was a regular guest at Epstein's Upper East Side mansion, but was particularly a star guest at a dinner party around the year 2000, where Epstein called the prince "Andy," and was "clearly confident" in his presence among 16 other guests. "He wanted to show how comfortable he was in his presence, and make clear that while he was a guest of honor, he was a regular, routine, and repeat guest," the source told the Daily Beast. After Epstein was released from a 13-month prison sentence and registered as a sex offender in 2008, Andrew was a public fixture at his side as he made his debut back into society, including at a party that was reportedly also attended by the likes of Katie Couric and George Stephanopoulos. 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And I'm going to be loyal to him.'" Epstein was convicted of sex crimes and registered as a sex offender in 2008, three years before the Vanity Fair article, and at a time when many of Epstein's former associates had already distanced themselves from him. Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the Vanity Fair report. Read more: Prince Andrew defended his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein and called objections to it 'puritan,' 2011 report says See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:2 officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein the night of his suicide have been indicted and pleaded not guiltyWhy you're seeing Jeffrey Epstein murder memes everywhere15 newspaper front pages show how the media reacted to Prince Andrew's 'car crash' interview about Jeffrey EpsteinSEE ALSO: Prince Andrew tried to discredit the Jeffrey Epstein victim who says she had sex with the Duke of York when she was 17. His alibis don't add up. 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