Elections in Spain again: Ideology or Personality Clash

Kursnummer: 19619

Europe 2019: Elections in Spain
Part 20: Elections in Spain again: Ideology or Personality Clash?

When:  Friday, 25 October 2019, from 9:30 to 12:30
Where: Haus der Europäischen Union, Wipplingerstrasse 35, 1010 Vienna
Seminar language: English
Registration Deadline:  24 October 2019

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Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.



On 10 November 2019 Spanish voters go to the polls for the second time in 2019: the left-wing political parties failed to form a coalition. Why?   Is it about ideologies or personalities?

On 28 April 2019, Spaniards opted for the left-wing political option after a three – year turbulent political period: a long process of government formation; corruption-ridden scandals of the governing conservative party, Partido Popular; no confidence vote in 2018 that led the formation of the coalition government led by socialists (PSOE); constitutional crisis provoked by Catalonia`s  independence process and its unsuccessful handling,  and last but not least, the unexpected rise of the far-right party, Vox.

What is happening in Spain, the country that was used as a role model for democratic transition? What can the voters expect from the coming elections?



José Fernandez Albertos, political scientist, research fellow at the Spanish National Research Council, Madrid. Regular contributor to the Spanish national dailies El País and El Diario. Specialised in political economy.



Presentations, Q&A, dialogue


Target Groups

Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.


Number of participants: Maximum 15



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For additional information about the session, contact Mirjana Tomic, seminar manager, mirjana.tomic@fjum-wien.at, or call 0676 365 26 93

Mirjana Tomić develops and manages fjum_Kontext information sessions on current international affairs. Her international career encompasses journalism, media and political analyses, public outreach and university lecturing. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from Brandeis University, US, and an MA from El Colegio de México, Mexico City, Mexico.

25.10.201909:30 - 12:30
kostenlos. Anmeldung erforderlich.
José Fernández-Albertos
Haus der EU
Wipplingerstraße 35, 1010 Wien