New Spanish nationalist party cause shockwave in regional election

A new right-wing nationalist party in Spain have shocked the political establishment with a strong showing in yesterday’s election in Andalusia.

Vox, which was only founded at the end of 2013, received around 400,000 votes and won 12 seats, with the Spanish Socialist Workers’ party losing 14.

Celebrating last night, the Eurosceptic party tweeted: “VOX triumphs in Andalusia! 12 seats and the end of the socialist regime #EspanaViva makes it history and shows that change is possible. The Reconquista begins in the Andalusian lands and will be extended in the rest of Spain.”

Their Leader Santiago Abascal said: “The Andalusians have made history…and got rid of 36 years of socialist rule.”

The party had built momentum through the campaign, focusing on issues such as combating illegal immigration and political correctness.

It now looks like they could be part of a governing right-wing coalition of parties. Politics in Spain, as is happening right across Europe, is changing rapidly.