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Tag: Irene Montero

  • Wednesday, May 23rd 2018 - 08:33 UTC

    Spanish left wing leader takes heavy flack for purchasing a 600.000 Euro mansion

    The controversy led Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias and his partner, the party's parliamentary spokeswoman Irene Montero, to call a grassroots vote

    Accusations of hypocrisy have rained down on the couple that heads Spain's far-left Podemos party for buying a 600,000-Euro luxury home with a swimming pool after previously condemning such extravagance. The purchase caused unease among the rank and file of Podemos, which was formed in 2014 to represent “the people” against “the caste” -- as it called the country's political and business elites -- and there are fears it could cost the party at the ballot box.