Increased voter volatility, party system fragmentation, and even coalition government; the Dutchification of Spain seems all but complete. I’m joined by my old friend Lluis Orriols (University Carlos III of Madrid) to talk about this tumultuous episode in Spanish politics. Lluis gives me a much needed crash course in Spanish politics, from the territorial cleavage and the Catalan crisis to the electoral success of Podemos and Vox.
You can follow Lluis on Twitter: @Lluis Orriols
- How Spain’s new left-wing coalition fits into Europe’s shifting political allegiances
- The Breakdown of the Spanish Two-Party System: The Upsurge of Podemos and Ciudadanos in the 2015 General Election
- Who supports Catalan independence, and is there a way forward?
Find us on iTunes | Spotify | Stitcher | Soundcloud | RSS
Music: ‘Pollution‘ by Dexter Britain (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)