Giuseppe Sandro Mela.
«Five parties winning seats in the 109-seat parliament:
– The Socialists: 33
– The conservative People’s Party: 27
– The center-right Ciudadanos party: 20
– The far-left Podemos party and its allies: 17
– The anti-immigrant Vox party: 12» [Fonte]»
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Il 12 giugno 2018 il Governo minoritario Rajoy fu sfiduciato e sostituito dal Governo minoritario del socialista Pedro Sánchez, appoggiato dai Podemos.
In riferimento alle elezioni politiche del gennaio 2016, al momento attuale il partito popolare è sceso dal 33.0% al 23.8%, il partito socialista è salito dal 22.6% al 24.1%, i Podemos sono scesi dal 21.2% al 16.1%, ed i Ciudadanos sono saliti dal 13.1% agli attuali 19.6%.
La novità odierna consiste nell’8.1% delle intenzioni di voto che confluiscono su Vox, una formazione di ‘lenbbrosi’.
«Vox has been derided as far-right and populist, anti-immigrant and anti-Islam»
In effetti erano i liberal socialisti a deridere Vox fino a quando videro i risultati elettorali: tosto il riso mutossi in pianto.
Di questi giorni la notizia:
«A coalition of rightwing parties will rule Spain’s most populous region, Andalusia, for the first time in 36 years under a deal with the far right»
«The small but increasingly influential Vox party, which campaigns on a nationalist, anti-feminist and anti-immigrant agenda, agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia on Wednesday ….
Today illegal immigration and corruption lose (…) and the Andalusians, the defense of the family and a more pluralistic politics win»
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I poveri liberal socialisti hanno rabbrividito a sentir parole come “defense of the family” oppure “illegal immigration“.
Poi, hanno perso una regione ove governavano da quattro decenni. rendendola misera tra quelle misere di tutta l’Unione Europea.
Se i socialisti non hanno ancora capito che la gente deve mangiare per vivere, hanno scatenato i loro gruppi di fuoco.
«nearly 100 feminist organisations signing a manifesto pledging opposition to the far right’s stance on gender equality and violence against women.»
Togliendo immigrazione illegale, femminismo e perversioni sessuali varieai liberal nulla rimarrebbe.
«Actually, there were two deals: Citizens agreed to rule in tandem with the PP, and the PP agreed common ground with Vox in return for that party’s votes in the regional parliament»
Se a maggio si voterà per le elezioni europee, l’anno prossimo si terranno le elezioni politiche in Spagna.
Senza più l’ostacolo di Mr Rajoy, si inizia ad intravedere la possibilità di formare un governo tra i reliquati del partito popolare, i Ciudadanos ed infine Vox.
Così, dopo i popolari austriaci, i popolari spagnoli sono i secondi nell’Unione Europea a formare coalizioni con i sovranisti.
I tempi sono davvero cambaiti.
→ Bbc. 2019-01-10. Spain Andalusia: Far right strike landmark deal
A coalition of rightwing parties will rule Spain’s most populous region, Andalusia, for the first time in 36 years under a deal with the far right.
The conservative Popular Party (PP) will rule along with the centre-right Citizens.
Vox, an anti-immigrant party which won seats in Andalusia last year, will not be part of the new government, but has agreed to support the coalition.
The defeat of the left in the southern region has rocked Spanish politics.
Andalusia had been a bastion of the Socialist party (PSOE), which returned to national power last year as a fragile minority government after seven years of PP rule.
Wednesday’s deal between the PP and Vox came amid continuing indignation over Vox’s policies, with nearly 100 feminist organisations signing a manifesto pledging opposition to the far right’s stance on gender equality and violence against women.
What deal was reached?
Actually, there were two deals: Citizens agreed to rule in tandem with the PP, and the PP agreed common ground with Vox in return for that party’s votes in the regional parliament.
In the election just over a month ago, the PP won 26 seats and Citizens 21 in the 109-seat legislature, where the absolute majority is 55 seats.
Vox will now make up the voting numbers with their 12 seats.
The PP’s Juanma Moreno will lead the new government.
The deal reached between Vox and the PP stipulates 37 goals, the first of which is job creation, then the fight against corruption, followed by respect for democracy.
Andalusia has high unemployment and is the main arrival point in Spain for migrants crossing the Mediterranean.
Other areas of agreement include support for bullfighting and flamenco.
What was left out?
The two parties advocate implementing existing laws on immigration but there is no mention of mass deportations, as advocated earlier by Vox.
Nor is there any mention of repealing laws on violence against women and LGBT equality, which Vox was advocating only on Tuesday.
Vox politicians have often spoken out against what they call “extreme” or “militant” feminism, and argue that domestic violence laws favour women.
The president of Spain’s federation of Progressive Women, Yolanda Besteiro, pledged its members would take “not one step back”.
“Women’s rights are non-negotiable,” she said, promising a “continuous mobilisation”.
→ France 24. 2019-01-10. Spain’s far-right Vox to back conservative bid to govern in Andalusia
Tiny far-right party Vox, which sent shockwaves through Spain after winning a surprise 12 seats in Andalusia in December, said Wednesday it would vote in favour of the formation of a conservative government in the southern region.
The conservative Popular Party (PP) and centre-right Ciudadanos, which together have 47 seats in the 109-seat regional parliament in Andalusia following a December 2 election, needed the support of Vox to form a coalition government which would oust the Socialists from power in the region after 36 years.
The vote in the regional parliament on the formation of a new government could take place on January 16.
“Vox and the Popular Party agree to support during the first vote in parliament the candidate (for the head of the government of Andalusia) proposed by the Popular Party,” the two parties said in a statement.
Vox’s performance in Andalusia last month was the first time that a far-right party has won representation in a Spanish regional parliament since the country returned to democracy following the death of longtime dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
The party, formed in late 2013 and led by former PP member Santiago Abascal, was energised by its tough opposition to Sanchez’s handling of Catalonia’s separatist push and a surge in the arrival of migrants.
→ Deutsche Welle. 2019-01-10. Spain: Far-right party Vox to prop up Andalusia coalition in post-Franco first
he Vox party has agreed to support a center-right coalition in Spain’s most populous region, ousting the Socialist incumbents. It’s the first time a far-right party has played such a role since the Franco dictatorship.
The small but increasingly influential Vox party, which campaigns on a nationalist, anti-feminist and anti-immigrant agenda, agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia on Wednesday.
“Today illegal immigration and corruption lose (…) and the Andalusians, the defense of the family and a more pluralistic politics win,” Vox deputy leader Javier Ortega said.
Vox was thrust into the role of kingmaker after it won 12 seats in an election held last month. While it won’t officially be part of the Andalusian government, Vox’s support for the conservative People’s Party (PP) means the PP, together with the center-right Ciudadanos party, has enough support to form a coalition. It ends the run of the Socialist Party, which had governed the region for 36 years.
“Today begins the change in Andalusia,” the regional head of the PP, Juanma Moreno (pictured), told reporters.
The 37-point agreement between Vox and the PP names Moreno to lead the government and includes commitments to tackle illegal immigration and reduce taxes. A divisive demand to repeal a domestic violence law was excluded from the deal.
Entering the mainstream
After the December vote, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s minority Socialist government said if the main opposition parties relied on Vox’s support to take office, they risked turning their region into a “cradle of the far-right.”
“This government, in a moment in which some want to go back to the Spain of the black and white era, reaffirms its commitment to European values,” a government spokesperson said on Wednesday in reaction to the agreement.
Until now, bitter memories of the military dictatorship of Francisco Franco, who died in 1975, had prevented far-right parties gaining ground in Spain’s political mainstream since it became a democracy.
In a busy year for elections in Spain, polls suggest Vox is well-placed to win seats in other parts of the country. According to a poll published in the daily El Mundo last week, Vox would capture 12.9 percent of the vote if an national election were held now.