Leader of Spain's Podemos: stop austerity to halt far-right's rise

March 8, 2015 12:39 PM

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Leader of Spain's Podemos: stop austerity to halt far-right's rise

MADRID (Reuters) - Europe must stop its austerity policies or watch far-right movements continue to grow and pose a real danger to democracy, said Pablo Iglesias, leader of Spain's Podemos party that like Greece's Syriza aims to offer a leftist alternative.

In an interview with Reuters, the 36-year-old whose Podemos ('We Can') party is leading some election polls, also said any coalition between Spain's centre-right and centre-left would only prolong what he called the country's economic disaster.

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