Spain’s commonsensical political options in the next elections

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Dear reader, The upcoming Spanish general elections to be held next Sunday will have all to do with the attitude the future government will have towards the Catalonian separatists who attempted a true coup d’Etat in the illegal referendum that took place on October 1st 2017 (and who are currently in prison and under trial, …

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It’s either Spain or Sánchez

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Dear reader, For the sake of keeping in power, Socialist President Sánchez has made agreements with Catalonian separatist parties (whose leaders are currently in prison and under trial for holding an illegal referendum in October 2017) and even with the Basque radical nationalists who have usually supported Basque terrorist group ETA, responsible for the cold-blooded …

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The “useful” vote in multi-party democracies

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Dear reader, If the adult citizen in adult democracies must always take with a grain of salt whatever politicians and their cohort of friendly media say, in pre-election periods the manipulations from all these power-junkies are so aggressive that he’d rather protect himself with body armor and a huge dose of skepticism. With general elections …

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Scaring the people with the D’Hondt system

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Dear reader, In representative democracies, the people vote for their (supposed) representatives but the final result depends decisively on the small details hidden in the electoral law of the day, the wording of which is never accidental. In this article we will briefly explain the intricacies of the Spanish electoral law (which is usually misunderstood) …

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Spain’s regional Administrations, the cancer that devours us

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Since 1978, Spain is politically divided into 17 regions called “Autonomous Communities”, each enjoying an enormous degree of independence: they have their own legislative body, government and judiciary, decide on regional taxation, control the public health and education systems and some even have their own police forces. All this makes Spain one of the most …

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