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

Written by Jorge Martín Wednesday, 11 May 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

   

Catalan elections: strong pro-independence vote falls short of overall majority

Written by Jorge Martin Tuesday, 29 September 2015
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20120911 Catalonia independence-Jordi Joan FabregaWith a hugely increased turnout of 77% (10 points more than in 2012), the Catalan elections gave an overall majority of seats to pro-independence parties, which, however, did not get an overall majority of votes.

 

Catalan elections - reactionary threats against growing pro-independence mood

Written by Jorge Martín Friday, 25 September 2015
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catalunya-flagThe campaign for the Catalan elections on Sunday, September 27, has been dominated by a crescendo of attacks and threats by all the reactionary Spanish institutions against anyone defending Catalonia’s independence.

   

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