Podemos are walking along the precedent of Sweden and Portugal to establish a coalition with the Socialists (PSOE).

That is significant because while the centre-right has the experience of Liberals (Ciudadanos) and the centre-right (EPP) governing in coalition, there is no precedent of a governing coalition of the left. The agreement between Podemos and PSOE reinstates the centre-left versus centre-right dimension in Spanish politics.

Last week, the leader of Podemos Pablo Inglesias called...

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