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Spain: Voters react to far-right victory for Vox in Murcia

0 11.11.2019 Инфо

M/S National and local newspapers reporting on Murcia, only province where right wing party Vox won national elections, Murcia
M/S 'La Verdad' newspaper (Spanish): "Vox causes a stir and makes the Region its fiefdom by achieving historic victory."
SOT, voter (Spanish): "What has Vox won? Oh my God. Well then, it is the best political programme I have read. I am not a Vox voter, but it is the first programme I have seen that made me want to vote for it."
M/S 'La Opinion' Newspaper (Spanish): "An island in Spain"
C/U Murcia signed green in Spanish map
SOT, voter (Spanish): "The result of Vox in Murcia seems very good to me, because it is what the Socialist Party's policy has derived from 'undervaluing' and taking out things from where it should not have taken (referring to dictator Franco's exhumation)."
M/S Newspaper
SOT, voter (Spanish): "I have many acquaintances and friends who, since Vox has come out, have really liked the idea that Vox transmits, and I really did expect it a bit, because the people around me are saying a lot: Vox, Vox, Vox. But the truth is that I don't share there ideas much."
M/S Murcia Street where Vox headquarters are located
M/S Vox sign
SOT, voter (Spanish): "Here in Murcia, I believe that several side effects have also joined, such as the Mar Menor, as is the disappointment because after so many years we remain without AVE (Alta Velocidad Espanola, high-speed rail service). After so many years we still do not transfer, the airport does not take off. Then it is a region that is there, that has a lot of potential, and does not end up taking off, and then, is it the fault of Murcians or is it the fault of its politicians? Then Murcians ask themselves: the best thing to do is to look for something new, I don't know."
M/S Vox headquarters street
SOT, voter (Spanish): "Well, in a way I see it right (it refers to the success of Vox) in the sense that it is like a kind of punishment against other political parties. You have to understand it that way. You have to see it that way. I think it would have been better if the votes were all on the unified right, and the left on the other hand, but that's by the by. Now there is diversity of opinions and everything is divided, the left is divided, the right is divided and you cannot think as we thought a few years ago."
C/U Vox sign (Spanish): "The party of values"
SOT, voter (Spanish): "It seems a bit sad. I think the rise of Vox seems a bit sad, especially since we laughed that in the rest of Europe there was Le Pen and company and we thought that that was not going to come, and it is beginning."
M/S Spanish flag on balcony
SOT, voter (Spanish): "It seems to me the consequence of the years of politics that we have been carrying out, of how badly the parties are doing in general, of how society is doing, all the problems we have over it, and people in the end, let's say that they take clutch at straws."
W/S Murcia City Hall
M/S Spanish flag
SOT, voter (Spanish): "In the end, with Vox having a lot of strength in Murcia it will lead Murcia to isolate itself a little from the rest of the Autonomous Communities at the national level. It is not personally the option that I would have liked to have here in Murcia, but we must respect it. It's what people voted for and it is what it is."
M/S Spanish flags on buildings
M/S Street
M/S People waiting for bus
SOT, voter (Spanish): "It seems very bad (that Vox has come out)
Interviewer (Spanish): "Why?"
Voter (Spanish): "Because they are saying incoherent things that we had in Spain 40 or 50 years ago, and returning to the same is a disaster."
M/S Region of Murcia sign
W/S Murcia Cathedral
W/S Segura River
SCRIPT
Murcians reacted to the victory of the far-right Vox party in the autonomous region on Monday after it picked up more votes than Spain's two main parties: the Socialists (PSOE) and People's Party (PP).
"What has Vox won? Oh my God. Well then, it is the best political programme I have read," said one local.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's governing PSOE won the highest number of seats, but failed to secure an outright majority, with Vox causing a stir by becoming the third political force in Spain.
"It seems a bit sad. I think the rise of Vox seems a bit sad, especially since we laughed that in the rest of Europe there was Le Pen and company and we thought that that was not going to come," responded another voter.
Locals were mostly not surprised by the far-right party's victory, saying it is the result of long-standing dissatisfaction and a desire for change. That said, not everyone agreed with the party's complete programme.
Spain's fourth election in four years ended in deadlock. The poll came after failed attempts to form a coalition in the aftermath of this April's election.