Spanish Elections

Spain's trilemma

Toni Roldan's picture

On the 26th of June, Spain will be confronted with a trilemma. On the one hand, the old traditional centre-right and centre-left parties will offer the same failed recopies of the past to tackle unemployment, improve education and move forward on institutional reform, the three main challenges the country faces. In many ways the lack of reform ambition of these parties responds to a more profound problem: they strongly benefit - through rents, political appointments and relations with business - from a decaying establishment.

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This is not about exchanging one flag for another, but improving the living conditions of Catalonia’s citizens

Gabriel Rufián's picture

Once again, we are at the gates of new Spanish elections and we are heading towards them due to the incapability of the political parties in the Spanish State to reach an agreement. Indeed, the ability of reaching agreements is not in the Spanish parties’ DNA and this has been proved every time it has been put to the test. Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) is facing these elections with calm, as we know we have kept our promises. Besides,we feel also certain that, for the first time ever, everything depends on us.

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