A Powerless Spain And The Crises Of “Old Europe”

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News Story Source: https://www.zerohedge.com, By Tyler Durden
The effectiveness of these parliamentary re-elections is questionable, however. Preliminary polls suggest that none of the Spanish parties will win enough votes to obtain a majority in congress. This means that the Spanish people can once again expect a hung parliament.

The political uncertainty in Spain is also noteworthy because it adds to the general picture of crises in 'Old Europe': the French authorities are paralysed by the 'yellow vest' movement; the populists in Italy are unable to get a single bill through parliament; and the British government is too busy with the never-ending issue of Brexit to pay attention to the problems of continental Europe. Taken together, these crises could not only influence the European elections on 23–26 May 2019, but also shift the balance of power within the European Parliament. 

The Cortes Generales was dissolved in February 2019 by Spain's prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, after MPs failed to pa
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