Spanish elections: Anti-corruption groups make gains

  • Anti-corruption movements in Spain have made gains in the regional and local elections, eating into the votes of the two main parties.

    Though the ruling People’s Party won the most votes, getting 27% of the share, it is set to lose the Madrid city council, reports indicated.

    Economy has been a top concern for voters, and many Spaniards are angry over reports of corruption and spending cuts. The groups Podemos and Ciudadanos, born out of the anti-corruption movements, appear to have capitalized on these concerns.

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