Spain's poll-topping Podemos tones down radical plans in manifesto

November 28, 2014 5:00 PM

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Spain's poll-topping Podemos tones down radical plans in manifesto

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's newest political party Podemos, riding high in opinion polls just 10 months after its launch, released an economic manifesto on Friday that rowed back on earlier pledges to cut the retirement age and default on the national debt.

Podemos ("We Can") has ridden a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, and polls for two leading newspapers have said it is on track to win the next election, which conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy must call by late next year. Another, larger, survey said it was likely to come a close third.

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