Immigration patriot party VOX is now the third largest in Spain! https://t.co/SqsQpPDiMw— VDARE (@vdare) November 11, 2019
Amazing that Vox is so successful in heavily socialist regions like Andalusia. The Right is becoming the new Left, the champion of the needs of ordinary people. pic.twitter.com/MzalnBySdt— Robert???Kearney (@Robkearney1981) November 11, 2019
#Vox leader Santiago #Abascal congratulating his party’s supporters tonight on their victory.@vox_es has become the third-largest party in #Spain and now has doubled its members in parliament to 53.— Robert???Kearney (@Robkearney1981) November 10, 2019
Another European country sees populist conservatism ascendant!#Elecciones10N pic.twitter.com/4Je8W2RiV7
The Socialists may have won the Spanish elections, but the story is once again that “Far Right” has gained ground in Spain after surging in Germany in Italy last month in recent elections.
“A Spanish far-right party doubled its standing in a national election Sunday that made clear just how polarized Spanish politics has become and did little to help end the government’s long deadlock.
The results were a setback for Pedro Sánchez, the caretaker Socialist prime minister, who had hoped the election might strengthen his hand as he tries to form a new government.
The election — the fourth in four years — came after months of fruitless coalition talks between Mr. Sánchez’s party and a smaller left-wing party, Unidas Podemos.
Though Mr. Sánchez’s Socialists came out on top again, they won only 120 of the 350 seats in Parliament — three fewer seats than in April, when the last election was held. …
With the rise of a powerful far-right party, Spain now mirrors other countries in Europe.
“We used to talk about Spain being the European exception, but that is now clearly gone,” said Astrid Barrio, a professor of politics at the University of Valencia. “
The story here isn’t just about immigration.
VOX is a Unionist party that opposes Catalan separatism.