Santi Amador

Occupations to ministries: where is Podemos going?

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After bursting onto the Spanish political scene in 2014, the once radical left-wing party has become a loyal supporter of the moderate left government. Santi Amador explains what went wrong.

The Spanish state is the only country in Western Europe whose government includes a party to the left of mainstream social democracy. After the exciting rise and then disappointment of Syriza between 2014-2015, many progressive people are hopeful about the possibilities. But to understand what this government can really offer ordinary people, we have to look at what has happened to Podemos.

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