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Progressive Pod on Spain Elections

By Ania Skrzypek / 26 November, 2019

On November 10th, Spain went to the polling stations for the 3rd time in just 7 months. The outcome reaffirmed the leading position of PSOE, that reached almost an identical result to the one from the previous round – but it also saw a surge of the right wing extreme,...

New Spanish Elections, Old European Dilemmas

By Pau Mari Klose / 21 November, 2019

Once again, the centre-left and left wing forces did not reach the threshold of majority required to guarantee the investiture of a new cabinet and form a stable government. If PSOE and Podemos manage to build sufficient backing – thanks to the support or abstention of other political forces, among...

Good news for Spanish Millennials

By Alicia Homs / 14 November, 2019

If the preliminary agreement announced by Pedro Sánchez and Pablo Iglesias is confirmed and obtains the necessary support in parliament, Spain will have a progressive government. A good news both for Europe and the Spanish Millennials. The results of the fourth election in 4 years in Spain have left us...

Spain: in search of a new beginning

By Oriol Bartomeus / 13 November, 2019

The repetition of the general elections that took place on Sunday, November 10th, has shown that Spain stays where it was… although a little worse. The radicalization of the right has destroyed the centre-right and propelled the extreme right to the third place, with 3.6 million votes and 52 seats...

No step back when facing the rise of the extreme right

By Javier Moreno / 13 November, 2019

The results of the 4thelection in just four years in Spain show that Spanish voters asked PSOE to continue to work for the stability of the country and for social justice for all. But aside the result and the ambition, one cannot overlook that in these elections there has been...

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Dare to hope, Progressive Europe!

By Ania Skrzypek / 27 May, 2019

The results of the recent elections in Spain had been awaited with a great excitement. Particularly, because the country was portrayed as immensely divided, with many tensions, regarding separatists as well as an anti-democratic movement. The name “VOX” had been causing a chill on the Iberian Peninsula, but also across...

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Spain: a Socialist victory, based on a clear progressive agenda

By Beatriz Corredor / 8 May, 2019

Only 3 days after winning the general elections, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) celebrated its 140 years anniversary on 2nd May. It was the first electoral victory of PSOE in 11 years. Both events coincided in the same week: a cause of joy and hope for the Spanish –...

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Spain: slow change for women’s rights

By Alazne Irigoien / 7 May, 2019

Measures in favour of more gender equality, adopted during the last ten months, have contributed to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’ electoral success. But the issue is not off the table in Spain for years to come. This was illustrated by the image of the all-male candidates and councillors at the...

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Spain: the far-right discourse during the campaign

By Luis Arroyo / 7 May, 2019

They did it in Spain, too. VOX, the far-right party, enters the Spanish parliament after the recent national elections. Although their vote share (10%) is not that big, compared to their brother parties in Europe (Poland 38%, France 34%, Austria 26%, Denmark 21%, Italy 17%), and the party did not...

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