Nearly five decades after Franco’s death, the far right might make a comeback in Madrid

Santiago Abascal, President of Vox, in 2019. Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0) By May 4, the far-right party Vox) might have a seat at the table to govern the region of the capital of Spain. Vox, whose rhetoric is chauvinistic, Eurosceptic and xenophobic, has been gaining ground in Spain since 2018. Now, nearly five decades after Franco’s death, the far right could return to power in Spain. Vox has become an unavoidable political force in Spain. Today, the party represents 15 per cent of the Parliament, which means several regional governments depend on its support. They could join the conservatives in a …

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