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What just happened to the left in Madrid? May 5, 2021

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

As Paul Culloty noted in comments yesterday was a catastrophic day for the left in Madrid, culminating with Pablo Inglesias leaving Spanish politics.


1. terrymdunne - May 5, 2021

I was gonna post a two-word answer – ‘managing capitalism’ – but when I actually look at the stats the Podemos vote share and representation is up – likewise Más Madrid, no?. The Ciudadanos vote obliterated to the benefit of the Partido Popular – so it looks more like that is the story actually.

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WorldbyStorm - May 5, 2021

And Ciudadanos was always a sort of repository for right leaning votes – a bit like the PDs here really.


2. Jim Monaghan - May 5, 2021

After agreeing an amicable parting of the ways with the leftwing Anticapitalistas, Pablo Iglesias stabbed them in the back. http://www.europe-solidaire.org/spip.php?article55932 Podemos as a junior partner to the PSOE was making similar compromises to that of Syrizia.

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Colm B - May 5, 2021

Mas Madrid is even more centre-drifting than Podemos. And both are awful fence-sitters on the questions of self-determination for Catalonia, the Basque country etc.
Even though glesias they made small advances in Madrid both Iglesias and Erejon have channeled radical social movements into a social democratic dead end. Like the strangely risen from the dead Kautsky, it’s a matter of talk left, move right.

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