Podemos (Spanish political party)
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Podemos is a political party in Spain founded in January 2014 by political scientist Pablo Iglesias in the aftermath of the 15-M Movement protests against inequality and corruption. Podemos is a left-wing populist party with rhetoric rooted in anti-austerity and anti-establishment views. Podemos has called for a renegotiation of austerity measures and seeks to curtail the Treaty of Lisbon. The term "populist" is sometimes used by political opponents to refer to the party in a pejorative way.
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Spain's Sanchez offers alternative option to seek deal with PodemosSpain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday said there were too many disagreements with far-left Unidas Podemos to have a coalition government but he offered an alternative option that would see..
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