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Andalusia: Feminists Protest Against Far-Right Supported Leader

  • Feminists protesting against new president in Andalusia who is supported by far-right Vox party.

    Feminists protesting against new president in Andalusia who is supported by far-right Vox party. | Photo: Twitter / @MeTooEP

Published 15 January 2019

A large number of feminists gathered in front of Andalusia's parliament to protest against the new President Juanma Moreno who is supported by far-right Vox party.

A large gathering of feminist activists were seen in front of the Andalusian parliament protesting against the far-right supported government.


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The far-right Vox party supported Juanma Moreno, the first non-Socialist leader of the Andalusia region in 36 years. The leader of the autonomous region of Spain will be sworn in as the president Friday.

Almost 50 feminists groups are occupying the street outside the parliament. Their slogan is ‘not a step back in equality and diversity, our rights are not negotiable.’

Vox party is anti-abortion, anti-immigration who pushed to repeal laws protecting women from gender violence.

Andalucia’s former leader Susana Diaz called snap elections on Dec. 2 in which her Spanish Socialist Worker’s Party (POSE) party lost the overall majority.

“The homeland must come before political parties which have become end in and of themselves,” according to Vox leader Santiago Abscal during the elections.

The Ciudadanos and the PP brought in a center-right coalition supported by Vox who did not enter the government themselves.

Isabel Brito, of the 24-hour Women Collective, told EFE that the rally against Moreno is the first of many rallies and will continue to take place regularly if the coalition supported by right-wing Vox devalues the regional laws of equality and protection of women.

Andalusia is one of the most densely populated areas in Spain, has some of the highest rates of unemployment, and is also the number one point of entry for migrants coming from the Mediterranean.

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