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Tag: left wing leader

  • Thursday, December 13th 2018 - 21:19 UTC

    Socialist Pablo Iglesias regrets about Venezuela: “The political and economic situation is disastrous”

    Pablo Iglesias in an act in homage to Hugo Chavez in 2015

    The Spanish Socialist leader, Pablo Iglesias, appeared before the Spanish Senate on Thursday over the alleged illegal financing that his political coalition, Podemos, could have received from Venezuela and Iran. In a tense debate with a senator from the Popular Party (PP), Iglesias said that the situation in the South American country “is disastrous” and that he regrets things he has said in the past.

  • 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.