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Ciudadanos has an uncomfortable relationship with Vox. Since Ciudadanos is a Spanish centralist nationalist part first, and a liberal party second, they are able to form a coalition government in Andalusia with outside Vox support without much damage. Ciudadanos' European allies such as Guy Verhofstadt, Emmanuel Macron, and Manuel Valls who is running for mayor of Barcelona with C's support are in denial about the uglier side of Ciudadanos. Of course Ciudadanos is not a mysoginistic climate-change-denialist xenophobic party, but they have steered well away from theit social-liberal origins and are now a clear right-liberal party, more like the Dutch VVD or the Danish Venstre than D66 or Radicale Ventre, if that makes any sense.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 09:44:51 PM EST
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