What to expect from Spain’s progressive coalition

Anadolu Agency | Jan 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • In what some see as an attempt to dilute the influence of Unidas Podemos chief Pablo Iglesias, who negotiated from the beginning to become vice president for social rights and the 2030 agenda, Sanchez secured the three other vice presidential posts.
  • The vice presidents of coalition government, chaired by Sanchez, will be Pablo Iglesias, Carmen Calvo, Nadia Calvino and Teresa Ribera.
  • Spain’s political system, which was based on two major parties — the right-wing Popular Party and the PSOE, collapsed after the 2008-2014 economic crisis, forcing the parties to seek support from the smaller parties that gained popularity in order to form minority governments.