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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:25 AM

Spain far-right Vox party gains foothold in Andalusia election

A far-right party has won seats in a Spanish regional election for the first time in decades.

The Vox party took 12 parliamentary seats in Andalusia on Sunday, beating expectations that it would win five.

Tough on immigration, Vox could be a kingmaker in a coalition in Andalusia.

Its breakthrough is the latest in a nationalist surge that has swept across Europe. Many had thought Spain was immune because of memories of life under a fascist dictatorship.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46422036

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:37 AM

1. Yeah yeah yeah farrightfarrightfarrightfarrightfarright

Unless they're an adjunct to the socialist party dominating a particular area, according to the news media, they're all "far right."

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:14 AM

4. for a little variety the liberal media sometimes says "right wing extremist"

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:37 AM

2. Descriptors of political orientation have little true meaning

anymore given the over-use of the liberal media with the 'far right' moniker so easily applied.

Vox is economically liberal, against mass Muslim and economic migration, and Euroskeptic, meaning they are fine with the EU as long as national sovereignty is respected.

Those are rather moderate stances all things considered. Spain remembers quite well the centuries of Islamic rule and the toll it took on the people and its culture.

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Response to Agent_86 (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:56 AM

3. "tough on immigration" is all it takes to qualify as "far right"?

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