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Spain's Far-right Vox Party Allies with Mainstream Rivals

Thursday, 10 January 2019 04:38 AM

MADRID (AP) — Spain's far-right Vox party has edged toward the political mainstream, dropping its more extremist positions to help form a regional government in Andalusia.

The anti-migrant, anti-feminist and euroskeptic party played kingmaker by supporting an alliance of the conservative Popular Party and the center-right Citizens party that is poised to end 36 years of center-left Socialist party rule in Spain's most populated region.

Vox initially demanded the deportation of 52,000 immigrants and the scrapping of tough laws protecting women from domestic abuse in return for its 12 votes in the 109-member Andalusian parliament.

But the Popular Party and Citizens party balked at those terms, and they didn't feature in a deal announced late Wednesday.

Support for the four-year-old Vox party surged in the Andalusian elections last month.

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