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Spanish election: partial results show neither left nor right secures

All the news, reaction and comment from Spain’s fourth general election in as many years 9.11pm GMT Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far right National Rally, has congratulated Vox and its leader Santiago Abascal for the party’s “spectacular advance”:Le mouvement @vox_es réalise ce soir une progression fulgurante à l’occasion des élections législatives en #Espagne.

Bravo à son dirigeant @Santi_ABASCAL pour son impressionnant travail d’opposition, qui porte déjà ses fruits après seulement quelques années ! MLP 8.59pm GMT Since its return to democracy in 1975, Spain had been considered immune to the advance of the populist, anti-immigrant and far-right parties that have seen such electoral success in much of continental Europe. Respected El Pais columnist Jorge Galindo says that era has now come to an end: the 10 November elections “confirm the end of the Spanish exception in Europe: the Vox vote is already similar to that of the far right in Austria or the Netherlands”, he says.Hoy, #10N, se confirma el final de la excepción española en Europa: el voto de Vox ya es similar al de la extrema derecha en Austria o Países Bajos. Continue reading…

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Author : Jon Henley Europe correspondent

Publish date : 2019-11-10 21:11:34

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