Spain's anti-austerity Podemos neck-to-neck with mainstream parties: poll

April 12, 2015 11:08 AM

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Spain's anti-austerity Podemos neck-to-neck with mainstream parties: poll

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's anti-austerity Podemos would win an election by a razor-thin margin if it were held now, a poll showed, but the new leftist party has lost some support in recent months and is running virtually neck-to-neck with the two mainstream parties.

Podemos ("We Can") surprised by taking five seats in elections for the European Parliament last May, just months after its formation, demonstrating how austerity-weary Spaniards were turning away from establishment parties.

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