Podemos and Ciudadanos Shake up the Spanish Party System: The 2015 Local and Regional Elections

@article{Rodon2016PodemosAC,
  title={Podemos and Ciudadanos Shake up the Spanish Party System: The 2015 Local and Regional Elections},
  author={Toni Rodon and Maria Jose Hierro},
  journal={South European Society and Politics},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={339 - 357}
}
  • T. Rodon, M. Hierro
  • Published 10 March 2016
  • Political Science
  • South European Society and Politics
Abstract With a very high unemployment rate but at the first stage of a timid economic recovery, Spain held regional and local elections in May 2015. The election results showed the fall of traditional parties and the emergence of new forces and citizens’ platforms, which increased the fragmentation of the party system. The PP (Partido Popular – Popular Party) continued to be the most voted-for party but post-election agreements brought the left to power in eight of the 14 regions that held… 

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