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Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez with supporters on election day in Spain, April 28 2019. His Socialist Party beat several right-wing to maintain its majority in parliament. AP Photo/Bernat Armangue

Spanish voters rebuff radical right — for now

The Socialist Party handily won Spain's April 28 election, thanks to very high turnout among leftists who feared a return to ultra-right government. Spain had a rightist military regime until 1975.
Demonstrators take part in a recent protest against a rally by the Spanish far-right Vox party in Barcelona, Spain. The nationalist Vox party has recently emerged onto the political scene by winning representation in regional elections in the country’s south in December. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Why Spain’s upcoming election will change Spanish immigration politics

The upcoming Spanish election will not only change the political landscape in the short term. The success of Vox will likely secure a place for anti-immigrant parties for the indefinite future.

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