Vox shakes up Spain

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Far-right party does better than predicted in Andalusia’s election, and is already causing big problems for the government.

  • Diego Torres
  • Politico

MADRID — The far right has arrived in Spanish politics.

Vox, a party founded in 2013 that had suffered one electoral failure after another, pulled off a coup on Sunday when it won nearly 11 percent of the vote and 12 seats in a regional election in Andalusia.

It was a better performance than any poll had predicted and it ended Spain’s exceptionalism — in contrast with other European countries, right-wing populism has been absent from the Spanish parliament and the…

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