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The far-right gain in Andalusia that no one saw coming

At the regional elections in Andalusia, the extreme-right party Vox totally unexpected eleven percent of the voters can convince. The party has apparently the frustrations of the conservative, unionist España Profunda.

The left-wing bastion Andalucia is cases. In the regional elections, the PSOE, which has been forty years in power, the 400,000 votes are lost and they thunders from 47 to 33 seats in the regional …

The left-wing bastion Andalucia is cases. In the regional elections, the PSOE, which has been forty years in power, the 400,000 votes are lost and they thunders from 47 to 33 seats in the regional parliament. For the first time in the history of this parliament will be a right-wing coalition in the southern province go driving.

That is because the new extreme-right party Vox, one in ten voters has been able to convince. She is from nothing with a bang in the Andalusian political come. ‘If you do me this last night have said, then I would not have believed it, ” says the political journalist Miguel Murado.

Buy the autonomous regions

Vox has a voice given to Andalusians who have been with the separatists and that the unity of their country is in danger. According to Murado has the battle that the Catalan separatists, the last few years has been, Vox wind in the sails. The party in its campaign unionistisch discourse conducted in Andalusia, not on deaf ears.

“Many conservative voters blame the Partido Popular (PP), that they are too lenient has been for the separatists. When prime minister Mariano Rajoy was still in power, he had to navigate between the demands of the Catalans and the right-wing unionists of his party. Ciudadanos was the first party that the votes of dissatisfied unionists could pilfer for the PP. But Ciudadanos was apparently still not radical enough because they are the powers of the autonomous regions is not disputed. That does Vox. If it depends, then the Spanish constitution rewritten to the autonomous regions to abolish, ” says Murado.

‘Men at risk’

The extreme-right party insists, moreover, on the ethical conservative – especially male – values. She is against free abortion, wants no parity in the preparation of the partijlijsten and it demands the abolition of the law that the violence against women punished. “There are so many false accusations that the men in danger,” said Eugenio Moltó García, a local politician of Vox, at a meeting. Really wants to do the party with all the achievements of the struggle has been successful, to abolish. That conservative machowaarden, according to Murado, a fertile ground for the Andalusian voters found.

Although Vox also is an opponent of the Ley de Memoria Histórica, which confers rights to the victims of the civil war or the Franco dictatorship, it would not be correct to Vox full stowage with Franco-nostalgics or falangisten. Murado says that the few supporters of the Franco regime, however, feel at home at Vox, but he does not believe that the party only from that group of people exists. Vox appeals to people who – like at the time of the Franco – dreams of a unionistisch Spain.

Vox has La España Profunda, Spain with its traditional values, will be addressed. But at the same time she has – just like all extreme right-wing populist parties – can vote to collect from people who no longer recognize in the current political situation and who are satisfied that there is finally a party that deviates from the politically correct discourse, as they call it.

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