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Elections in Spain: No Second Greece
Elections in Spain: No Second Greece

Author(s): Kinga Brudzińska
Subject(s): Civil Society, Governance, Government/Political systems, Social development, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Spain; local and regional elections; dissatisfaction of society; government; protests; euroscepticism;
Summary/Abstract: Spain is one of several EU countries whose citizens, dissatisfied with the country’s entire political class, will select their leaders in 2015. High levels of unemployment, foremost among young people, combined with too slow a pace of economic recovery, and prevailing corruption scandals, may induce Spaniards to vote for anti-establishment parties. However, Spain will not follow the Greek example. Thanks to the emergence of the moderate, alternative Ciudadanos party, which is keen to form a coalition either with the Popular Party or the Socialist Party, the anti-European Union party Podemos is losing momentum.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: English