Ada Colau’s defeat in Barcelona was the low point of a disastrous election for the Catalan left. After a decade of powerful challenges to neoliberalism, the old parties are reasserting their dominance.
Simón Vázquez is an editor for Tigre de Paper.
After their triumph on Sunday, Spain’s Socialists are pondering a coalition with the neoliberal Ciudadanos. Yet with nationalist parties on the rise, a government of the center will be anything but stable.
Unable to pass its budget, Spain’s Socialist government is calling snap elections. But reactionary forces are on the rise in the country.