Ana I. Gracia: “Dos años después, Rivera es un factor determinante en las elecciones y tanto convenció a alguno de sus interlocutores que el hijo de Núñez Morgades está en las listas de Ciudadanos a la Comunidad.”
The process by which Ciudadanos is cannibalising moderate elements in the PP and PSOE, while Podemos gobbles up the PSOE left and washes it down with IU’s alphabet soup, is however infinitely preferable to Britain, stuck with the monstrously decadent Labour and Conservative parties because of first-past-the-post. The Greens are an imaginative and interesting variant of the former, and Ukip are the natural successors of the latter, but the electoral system means there will be no democratic regeneration.
I hope to see a former commenter here in C’s’s lists for 24M, but I suspect that that’s not his game – and he probably hasn’t got time.
- How many votes did it take to elect your councillor in the 2011 Catalan municipals?
The answer’s somewhere between 11 and 5,016. Time to merge small ayuntamientos?
- “The failure of bilingual education”
That’s the thesis of Primitivo Abella Cachero, Podemos schoolteacher from Avilés, Asturias. His segue into fluent Caracas vernacular in para. 2
- Winner-takes-all electoral systems
The Spanish electoral system means that the two major parties are usually obliged to seek a deal with parties that, with
- The 1903 Paris-Madrid race that got away
A remarkable feat of memory from Arturo Barea’s autobiography.
- A beautiful phrase
The Catalan authorities have for years been paying off potentially troublesome Andalusians by a variety of means, one of which is