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In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

January 9, 2019 9:38 PM
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975.

The anti-immigrant Vox agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia. It became kingmaker in Spain’s most populous region - a traditional Socialist Party stronghold - after 12 of its candidates unexpectedly won seats in an election in December.

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