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The party that could decide tomorrow’s Spanish elections

A politician with naked ambition could hold the balance of power

By Jessica Abrahams  

Read more: Ciudadanos: what drives Spain’s new liberal insurgency?

Spanish elections have traditionally been a two-horse race between the Socialist Party and the People’s Party, which currently leads the country under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Then, the financial crisis led to political upheaval as new parties surged across Europe. This time last year, all eyes were on Podemos, the left-wing Spanish party led by the charismatic academic Pablo Iglesias, which was widely regarded as among the most successful and exciting of the political upstarts.

But at tomorrow’s national elections, it is another young party…

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