Vox (Spain)

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Vox (Latin for "voice", and stylized as VOX) is a Spanish political party. It takes strongly conservative, right-wing populist, and Euroskeptic positions on issues.[1][2] Led by Santiago Abascal, the party also is pro-life,[3] and it opposes gun control laws,[4] the homosexual agenda,[5] and illegal immigration.[6] It also opposes succession movements, supporting Spanish unity and the Spanish monarchy.[7] To the annoyance of left-wing parties, Vox has celebrated the Reconquista, when Christian Spaniards reconquered Spain from the Muslims.[8] Like other conservative and right-wing populist European parties, Vox has been falsely labeled "far-right" by the Left and the media.[9] The establishment has been highly biased against the party, with the Spanish Central Election Board banning the party from election debates despite it being in third place in polls.[10]

In December 2018, Vox entered the parliament of Andalusia, the first time a Euroskeptic and right-wing populist party won seats in the country.[3][11] Because of this victory, it automatically gained a seat in the Spanish Senate.[12] Vox continued growing,[13] and it entered Spain's parliament for the first time in the April 2019 elections.[14] Also in 2019, Vox took part in the governing coalition of Madrid.[15] In the national elections held on November 10, 2019, Vox surged, more than doubling its seats in Spain's parliament and becoming the country's third-largest political party.[16] The party received a plurality in the province of Murcia, a first for the party.[17] In the new parliament, Vox gained a seat on the Spanish parliament's influential oversight committee.[18]

By late 2019, Vox had visibly influenced Spanish politics in a conservative direction.[19]

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References

  1. Torres, Diego (December 3, 2018). Vox shakes up Spain. Politico. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. Arostegui, Martin (November 9, 2018). Santiago Abascal uses VOX movement, connection to Steve Bannon to pull Spain to right. The Washington Times. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Garcia Jones, Gualberto (December 4, 2018). Pro-life party ends 40 years of socialist rule in Spain’s largest region. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. Spain's far-right party pushes for looser gun laws. CBS News. March 20, 2019. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  5. Carreño, Belén (May 24, 2019). Far-right Vox challenges Spain's acceptance of LGBT rights. Reuters. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
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  7. Tomlinson, Chris (October 17, 2019). Exclusive: Populist Spanish VOX Leader Abascal Says Party Will Ban Separatist Parties. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
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  8. Tomlinson, Chris (January 4, 2019). Populist Spanish Party Celebrates ‘Reconquista’ on Social Media. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  9. Duke, Selwyn (December 10, 2018). Another Supposed “Far Right” Party Rises in Europe. The New American. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  10. Hale, Virginia (April 18, 2019). Spain: Election Authority Bans Anti-Mass Migration Populists from TV Debates. Breitbart News. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  11. Multiple references: See also:
  12. Spain's far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion. Reuters. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
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  15. Spain's conservatives retake Madrid in pact with far-right. Reuters. June 15, 2019. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
  16. Multiple references: See also:
  17. Europe Elects. Twitter. November 10, 2019. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  18. Carreño, Belén (December 3, 2019). Raising profile, Spain's far-right Vox gets seat on parliament oversight body. Reuters. Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  19. Arostegui, Martin (September 2, 2019). Vox's strong anti-immigrant stance in Spain has outsized impact on policies. The Washington Times. Retrieved September 2, 2019.

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