After April’s general election it looked like Spain would have its first left-wing coalition government since the 1930s. Instead, the country heads to new elections with the Left more divided than ever.
Four years ago progressive platforms won power in some of Spain’s biggest cities, including Madrid and Barcelona. The international left can learn a lot from their successes – and failures.
Spain’s left swept to victory in last week’s election. But the risk of a centrist government shows the need to do more than just mobilise progressives against the far right.
Eighty years after the civil war, Spain is deeply divided between left and right once again. Today’s election will determine whether its future is one of progress or reaction.
Tomorrow’s Spanish election pits an increasingly hardline right-wing against the country’s Left in a fight over the future. Unidos Podemos MP Alberto Garzón discusses the polarised political landscape.