SESP's Guide to the Spanish Elections
'On 26 June, for the first time since the end of Francoism, Spaniards will return to the polls because the parliament they elected on December 20, 2015 failed to invest a new government. Two general elections in just six months seem to confirm that Spain’s ultra-stable bipartysm has entered a major crisis, with challenger parties – the leftist Podemos and centrist Ciudadanos – contesting voters and ministerial posts from the mainstream forces, the conservative PP and the socialist PSOE.
South European Society and Politics has continuously covered the Spanish party system and the changes that have taken place in its party system and voting patterns. The articles below track Spanish political developments and analyse the competitive scenarios since the 2011 election. This guide will help readers to understand the epochal process of change which the Spanish political system is undergoing.'
Anna Bosco & Susannah Verney, Editors of SESP
Below is a collection of papers that relate to 2016's Spanish election.
SESP Spanish Elections
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