Spain is no longer an exception to the rightward trend of European politics in reaction to mass immigration from the Middle East and North Africa. From the Financial Times:
The success of the far-right Vox in winning 12 seats in Andalucia’s 109-seat regional parliament on Sunday has upended the country’s already fractured electoral politics.
The centre-left PSOE — the party of Pedro Sánchez, Spain’s prime minister — is likely to lose its control of the region, Spain’s most populous, after holding power there for 36 years.
With opposition parties already claiming the prime minister — who came to power after a no-confidence vote in his predecessor — has no mandate to govern, his party’s weakness in Andalucia has led to fresh calls for immediate national elections.
In Andalucia, the centre-right People’s Party (PP) and the upstart centrist Ciudadanos party are expected to form a government with co-operation from Vox. But the arrival of the far right has unsettled Spain’s mainstream parties just as it has in European neighbours from France and Germany to Italy.
Following the death of Gen. Franco, the Spanish developed an allergy to right-wing politics. The mass immigration they’ve seen from North Africa in recent years has apparently overcome that.