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« on: February 02, 2015, 09:46:09 am »

If the PP remained the largest party but Podemos and PSOE had a clear majority between them - what would happen? Would PSOE go into a "grand coalition" with PP or would PSOE and Podemos form a "Popular Front-style" leftwing coalition?
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2015, 10:28:10 am »

Surely the lesson from Greece is that if the PSOE made any kind of a deal with the PP that would mainatin a rightwing government - the following election would see the PSOE reduced to less than 5% of the vote and becoming even smaller than the Communists...
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 01:40:38 pm »

Does it actually matter which party has a plurality of seats in a given municipality? isn't it all about who can form a coalition? If PP has the largest number of seats, what happens if PSOE, Podemos and other leftwing parties have a majority?
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 05:13:14 pm »

What is the difference in political philosophy between Podemos and IU?? Wouldnt it have made sense for IU to simply fold or merge with Podemos?
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2015, 06:55:02 pm »

Why is Murcia such an island of blue in an otherwise red south of Spain?
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 04:07:05 pm »

PSOE+Podemos 161 PP-C 160 !!!

But if you add the 2 seats for IU - you get PSOE+Podemos+Iu at 163 - but does it actually matter at all who has more seats PP+C or PSOE+PODEMOS+IU - anyweay you slice it the balance of power is with regional partyies
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 04:15:41 pm »

Any chance of a PSOE/Posemos/C government with PP in opposition?
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2015, 12:27:24 pm »

I find the one of the more interesting regional oddity is C's pathetic result in its home region.

C's vote in Catalonia is limited by the fact that they are the mostly openly anti-Catalan language party.

I didn't think that C's were against the use of the Catalan language, just against Catalonia becoming an independent country - there's a big difference!
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2016, 12:57:24 pm »

Does anyone think the British Brexit vote could have any impact on the outcome of the Spanish election on Sunday?
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2016, 02:46:59 pm »

Starting to look like when all the dust settles the result will be almost identical to last winter except that PP gained 10 or so seats from Cs...Spain remains ungovernable
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2017, 07:07:31 am »

Why Murcia so conservative? It's right next to Andalusia which is more left leaning and it was a heavily republican area during the Spanish civil war
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« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2017, 10:57:28 am »

If PSOE and Citizens combined got over 175 seats (or close enough they could do a deal with some regional parties) - could they forma  government together and dispense with the need to accommodate PP and Podemos altogether? 
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2018, 09:07:56 am »

Is there any reason why PSOE and C couldn't form a centre-left coalition and put both PP and UP in opposition along with all the regional parties?
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