New candidates mount challenge as Spain's leading parties feel voter anger seen across Europe

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New candidates mount challenge as Spain's leading parties feel voter anger seen across Europe

FILE - In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Spain's new and growing far left 'Podemos' ("We Can") party, raises his arm and sings the Andalusian anthem during an electoral campaign rally in Dos Hermanas, Sevilla, Spain. Two upstart parties that have emerged over the past year are mounting an unprecedented challenge to the governing Popular Party and the Socialist Party, which for four decades have dominated Spanish politics. A survey of voter intentions published Sunday in El Pais placed Podemos (“We Can”) and Ciudadanos (“Citizens”) roughly neck-and-neck with their long-established rivals ahead of next month’s local and regional elections. The four were separated by less than three percentage points. (AP Photo/Laura Leon, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This March 20, 2015, file photo shows the Pablo Iglesias, the leader of Spain's new and growing far left 'Podemos' ("We Can") party, waving to the crowd during an electoral campaign rally in Dos Hermanas, Seville, Spain. Two upstart parties that have emerged over the past year are mounting an...

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