07/31/12

Is the Spanish political spectrum turning Greek? UPyD does its bit

The two traditionally dominant parties (social democrat and conservative) below 30% of the vote or nearing it. Leftist coalitions strengthening. And staunchly nationalist parties in unchecked growth. The Greek scenario is starting to become familiar to Spaniards, even if only in opinion polls recently released by polling organizations Metroscopia and Celeste-Tel (thus, evaluating the impact of the Spanish banking and debt crisis in 2012). The flag of Spanish nationalism had been traditionally better raised by Mariano Rajoy’s ruling Popular Party (PP). But a rapidly growing contender is now trying to dispute PP’s hegemony in this role. Continue reading