The results help Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and throw doubt on the right-wing strategy of his opponent.
People’s Party (Spain)
They keep trying to outflank the far right and failing.
And they call it patriotism.
The center-left and center-right can no longer govern on their own. They need to learn to compromise.
Every time the far right gets what it wants, it asks for something more.
Pablo Casado belatedly appeals to moderate voters after presiding over the worst defeat in his party’s history.
Repealing laws on violence against women and LGBT equality are a bridge too far.
Conservatives in France and Spain have mimicked the Austrian’s lurch to the right without his success.
The Socialists will probably lose control of the regional government after forty years.
Pablo Casado’s lurch to the right plays well with the base, but he isn’t expanding the party’s coalition.