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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 07:56 AM

Far right wins seats in Spain region for first time since Franco

A far-right party on Sunday won seats in a Spanish regional parliament for the first time since the country returned to democracy following the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, results in Andalusia's election showed.

With 93 percent of the votes counted, the small Vox party took 12 seats, handing a majority to right-wing parties in the southern Spanish region governed by the Socialists for the last 36 years.

The result means that Vox, which opposes illegal immigration and Catalan independence, has exceeded even the most optimistic poll predictions which had forecast a possible five seat win.

The Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) scored the worst result in its history winning 33 seats so far.

Its potential ally on the left Adelante Andalusia (Forward Andalusia) picked up only 17 seats, depriving the left of a majority, while the conservative Popular Party (PP) won 26 seats and the Ciudadanos liberals took 21 seats.

The poll had been seen as the first of a series of tests for Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

https://www.france24.com/en/20181203-far-right-wins-seats-spain-andalusia-vox-regional-vote-first-franco

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Response to Troll2 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:06 AM

1. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Because the media defines it as "far right," that means

it's somewhere slightly to the right of Erich Honecker or Georgi Dimitrov or Lazar Kaganovich.

I wish the media would cool it on their exaggerated labels.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 01:30 PM

2. By today's lefty standards John F. Kennedy would be considered "far right"

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 01:42 PM

3. He cut taxes to spur the economy. That makes him a fascist to them.

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Response to Iron Condor (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 02:40 PM

4. By today's democratic party's standards, Karl Marx is a right wing extremist.

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