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‘Spain first’: Vox party on brink of share of power

By Barney Jopson

19 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

The crowd is replete with Spanish flags and flip-flops by the waterfront in muggy Málaga, where the heat militates against any sudden movement — until a black people-carrier pulls up.

People jump to life, rushing to surround the vehicle carrying Santiago Abascal, the leader of the Spanish hard-right. As the head of Vox emerges for another rally, they erupt in chants of “Es-pan-ya!”.

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