A crowded left: the reconfiguration of Spain’s party system

16 Nov, 2015 - - @jorgegalindo

Less than fifty days ahead of the general election, the left side of the electoral spectrum is more crowded than ever in Spain. The three-decade-long dominance of Spain’s Socialist party (PSOE) seems to be over: to its left, the anti-establishment Podemos is polling at levels that IU (a coalition of classic communists and minor New Left parties) never managed to achieve. To its right, Ciudadanos is opening up a centrist space that was traditionally occupied by either the PSOE or the People’s party (PP).

You may read the rest of the piece (and take a look at the data) here. Written by Sandra León and myself for Policy Network’s State of the Left.

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