¿Qué? podcast, episode eight: What far-right party Vox means for Spain

In the latest episode of our audio series, journalists from the English Edition discuss the emergence of the political group, and also examine a controversial bus that’s touring the country

Vox leader in Andalusia Francisco Serrano (l) and national leader Santiago Abascal.
Vox leader in Andalusia Francisco Serrano (l) and national leader Santiago Abascal.Jon Nazca (REUTERS)

This week on our podcast, we examined the rise of the far-right party Vox, and what it means for Spain. The group made headlines late last year when it secured surprise success at the Andalusian regional elections, a scenario that could be repeated later this year when Spaniards go to the polls at the April 28 general election.

And we also discussed a related topic: the bus that has been touring Spain in a campaign against what its slogans describe as “feminazis,” a stunt that has been funded by ultra-Catholic group Hazte Oír.

¿Qué? is a podcast that tries to explain to an English-speaking audience the curious, the under-reported and sometimes simply bizarre news stories that are often in the headlines in Spain. You can subscribe through this RSS Feed or via your favorite podcast app, such as Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts.

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