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Tuesday, 29 october 2013 | AFP, Libération, The GlobalPost


Recommended: Spanish extreme right leverages crisis, break-up fears (AFP)

We recommend the article Spanish extreme right leverages crisis, break-up fears by Daniel Bosque for AFP published in The GlobalPost and Libération.

Some excerpts:

It is still a marginal ideology in Spain with barely 0.3 percent of the vote going to the extreme right in the 2011 elections and a dozen councillors sprinkled in the city and town halls of the Madrid, Valencia and Catalonia regions.

But they are trying to take a stronger role as Spaniards suffer in a double-dip recession, corruption scandals batter the main parties and doubts emerge over the country's unity with many Catalans campaigning for their region's independence.

But unlike France and Greece, analysts largely rule out the dawn of a significant extreme right movement in Spain, where General Francisco Franco's long dictatorship, which ended with his death in 1975, remains a painful memory and immigration is widely accepted.

In Spain, the ruling, right-leaning Popular Party, in power since scoring a landslide election win in 2011 over the country’s other main political force, the Socialist Party, usually picks up such votes.

To read the full article in The GlobalPost, click here.
To read the full article in Libération, click here

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