The Spanish elections: a poisoned chalice for the ruling class

Written by Jorge Martín and Arturo Rodríguez Monday, 27 June 2016

Mariano Rajoy By European Peoples Party CC BY 2.0On June 26 Spaniards were called to the polls in an atmosphere of polarisation and expectation. These elections came after months of political stalemate, where no party was able to form a government. The polls predicted that the radical left coalition Unidos Podemos (UP) would do well, coming second, and that the parties of the establishment would take a serious hit.


Spain: Unidos Podemos makes gains in election campaign

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Unidos Podemos LogoThe June 26 election campaign in Spain is coming to an end. The coalition between Podemos and United Left seems poised to overtake the Socialist Party, and according to some opinion polls is closing the gap with the ruling right wing Popular Party, which remains in first place. What are the implications for the day after, and what is the program on which Unidos Podemos stands?


Spain: Podemos - United Left electoral agreement makes the right wing tremble

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 11 May 2016

iglesias-and-garzon jose-camoOn May 9, an electoral unity agreement between United Left [IU] and Podemos for the country's June 26 general election was announced. Members of both organisations will have a chance to vote on it during this week in a referendum.


Spain: Podemos proposal for coalition government unmasks real intentions of ruling class

Written by Lucha de Clases (Class Struggle) Friday, 29 January 2016

Podemos reu 20160122 143540495Podemos’ proposal to form a “government of progress” has upset the whole circus surrounding the formation of a new government in Spain.


Spain's deadlocked parliament a reflection of the crisis of the regime

Written by Jorge Martín Monday, 18 January 2016

spain-congress“I’d like Spain to get a stable government as soon as possible,” insisted president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, a few days ago. The reason why was explained by Eurogroup president Dijsselbloem: “Spain will have to present further adjustment.” European capital has already said that Spain’s budget is off-target and is demanding 10bn euro worth of additional cuts. However, forming the type of government the ruling class needs, is proving very difficult.


The Spanish elections: a blow to the regime

Written by Arturo Rodríguez Monday, 21 December 2015

podemos-geAfter the election results came out, one of the spokespersons of the incumbent right-wing party PP described Spain as “ungovernable”. This is an apt picture of the country at the moment.


General elections in Spain: instability, volatility and radicalisation

Written by Arturo Rodriguez Wednesday, 16 December 2015

piglesiasOn Sunday 20 of December, Spaniards are called to the polls in what is set to be a momentous election. These are possibly the most important elections since the fall of the Franco dictatorship in 1975.


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