Alahednews
english.alahednews.com.lb
Al-Ahed Telegram
’Israel’ Tear Gases Gazans, Wound 200+ along Border Netanyahu Slams Indictment against Wife as ‘Absurdity’ Iran Warns: Dreadful Future Awaits World if Nuclear Deal Collapses Trump: NKorea still Poses Extraordinary Threat Corbyn: Labour Gov’t to Quickly Recognize Palestine Maariv: MBS Met Netanyahu in Jordan Velayati: Syria Will Be Another Vietnam for US US Bombs Syria, Kills 8 Civilians, Injures Others Trump in 2nd UK Visit Immediately after Brexit World Cup 2018: Croatia Stuns Argentina 3 - 0 #Lebanese Army Force Dismantles #Bolton to #Moscow to Discuss Possible #Trump, #Putin Meeting #Bahrain: Ruling of Sheikh #Salman's innocence means that he will end his sentence on December 28 #Bahraini court admits the innocence of Sheikh Ali #Salman, Sheikh Hassan #Sultan and Ali Al-#Aswad from the charge of communicating with the #Qatar Imam #Khamenei: #Iran is facing the oppression of some countries for demanding #justice and calling for #Islam Imam #Khamenei: Some tyrant countries are killing #Yemeni civilians and trying to steal their lifeline seaport #Yemen: #Hudaydah airport, entire coastal area still under control of the #Yemeni Army and Popular Committees #IRGC: #Saudi aggression to be defeated in Al-#Hudaydah and victory is for #Yemen In a surprise visit, #NorthKorean leader #Kim Jong-un arrives in #Beijing #Occupied #Palestine: Dozens of #Israeli settlers storm #Aqsa Mosque, #occupation forces detain Chief of Guards
Guestbook mailinglist.php arabic site french site spanish site facebook twitter rss page
News Categories » NEWS » Europe » Spain

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size  Print Page
Spanish Local Election Shakes up Political Landscape
Local Editor

Spain faced a changed political landscape Monday after the "Indignado" protest movement gave the ruling conservative rivals a battering in local elections, topping the vote in Barcelona and shattering the governing party's majority in Madrid.

Spanish Local Election Shakes up Political LandscapeIn a dramatic shakeup of Spanish politics, an upstart group backed by the anti-austerity protest party Podemos could now govern in the capital, a longtime conservative stronghold.

The new political groups Barcelona En Comu and Ahora Madrid were formally launched just a few months ago, but the results of the vote show they are already loosening the grip of the two big parties that have run Spain for nearly four decades.

The new parties were born out of the "Indignado" "Outraged" protests that swamped Spanish streets during recent years of economic crisis, campaigning against corruption and unemployment.

Ahora Madrid, led by 71-year-old retired judge Manuela Carmena, came second behind Spain's governing Popular Party [PP] - but it could govern the capital if it joins forces with the main opposition Socialists, who came third.

That would mark a stunning blow to the PP, which has governed Madrid for 23 years, and to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he braces for a general election due around November.

"We will remember this as something special and extraordinary," Carmena told supporters in the city center.

Barcelona En Comu, which gained just one more seat than its nearest competitors in the city council, is led by 41-year-old activist Ada Colau, who rose to prominence defending poor homeowners from eviction.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

25-05-2015 | 16:35


Name
E-Mail
Comment Title
Comment
Human Verification


News Coverage

Related News

Search
To Top