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Andalusia elections on Sunday - tiny Spanish far-right party gaining ground

A man walks past ripped posters of Andalusian Regional President and candidate Susana Diaz for the Andalusian regional elections in Ronda, Spain
A man walks past ripped posters of Andalusian Regional President and candidate Susana Diaz for the Andalusian regional elections in Ronda, Spain REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spain’s Socialist government on Sunday faces its first big test since taking power in the summer following a no-confidence vote.The party is likely to lose votes in the southern region of Andalusia where it has governed for most of Spain’s democratic history.

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Opposition members from the conservative People’s Party, the liberal Citizens Party and the left-wing Podemos alliance say it is time to oust Socialist leader Susana Diaz to tackle the region’s high unemployment and to punish a party with former high-ranking members currently on trial for corruption.

Diaz has urged voters to back her strongly to avoid anti-immigration party Vox getting into power.

Madrid correspondent Sarah Morris explains the situation to RFI's Daniel Singleton on Paris Live on Friday.

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