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PM Rutte, a conservative as brightest pupil in a mix of Theresa May and Donald Trump ...
cutting into the right-wing agenda of populist/Islamophobe Geert Wilders to win seats.

Well at least Spain has a Socialist PM after the cabal of Rajoy fell due to extended corruption in the Spanish conservative Popular Party (PP). No surprise whatsoever, the Dutch liberal, conservative party VVD has had plenty of corruption in all levels of national and local politics.

New Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez: the unexpected survivor | El Pais |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jun 1st, 2018 at 08:02:38 PM EST
Getting rid of Rajoy has got to be a positive for Europe, but I have no visibility on how Pedro Sánchez's election as PM will effect the Brexit negotiations. The fragility of his coalition could make it very difficult for him to agree to any concessions in the negotiations, however.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Jun 1st, 2018 at 08:30:08 PM EST
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