For Spain, 2018 ended with the unexpected news of the victory of the extreme right in the Andalusian state elections. 400,000 voters, equal to 11% of the electorate, chose Vox, an ultra-right party created last summer, which thus obtained 12 deputies who hang like an albatross around the neck of the regional parliament of Seville. And the new year opened with signs that the Andalusian results were not a passing nightmare. On the contrary.
In January, for the first time since the end of the Franco dictatorship, Andalusia has a right-wing government. After 37 years the Social Democrats have lost their historic stronghold.