Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5 times more support for party that vows to “make Spain great again”
The leader of the Spanish Vox party, Santiago Abascal, explained the recent surge in support for the Vox party, he said it's because the are "in step with what millions of Spaniards think".
The far-left have tried to paint Vox as ‘far-right’ or ‘populist, anti-immigration, anti-Islam’ but 42-year-old Basque says that no, "defends the constitutional order, constitutional reform in some areas, the unity of Spain and centralisation of the state, and wants immigration to be brought under control". Most people globally would agree.
Since their founding in 2014, Vox have made small advances in garnering support, however, last month 9,000 supporters filled a Madrid sports centre. Recent polls by Celeste-Tel reveal 5 times more support from the electorate, just since January.
Those in attendance of the rally said there's a social stigma attached to supporting Vox by those on the far-left: "People call me fascist, xenophobe, loads of things," hotel employee Ana Ferrer, who was one of them, says. "But those who really know me know I’m not like that. My partner's a woman, for example and I’m not Catholic. For me, [Vox] isn't on the far right."
Vox’s leaders also reject the far-right label, insisting it's a party of "extreme necessity" rather than extremism and its overall support for Spain’s membership of the EU differentiates it from many populist and far-right movements across Europe.
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