People participate in a rally on February 10 in Madrid, Spain, called by the People’s Party and Ciudadanos to demand a general election. The rally was organised to protest against talks between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government and Catalan pro-independence leaders. Photo: EPA-EFE
Andrew Hammond
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Andrew Hammond

Brexit apart, Spain’s political uncertainty is a microcosm of the euro zone’s deepening troubles

  • The Spanish prime minister’s call for an early general election is symptomatic of governmental instability and stagnating growth across the euro zone. A no-deal Brexit is not a shock the single currency region could bear easily

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People participate in a rally on February 10 in Madrid, Spain, called by the People’s Party and Ciudadanos to demand a general election. The rally was organised to protest against talks between Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s government and Catalan pro-independence leaders. Photo: EPA-EFE
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