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>> When Santiago Abascal addressed the crowd at a hotel conference room earlier this year, the Spanish far right party leader knew something had changed. 2000 supporters were there hanging on his every word. A marked change few dozen each coral previously.>> Viva Espana>> Once dismissed as an outlier in Spanish politics, Abascal is starting to make waves in a country that's resisted the populist current sweeping across the globe, until now.
His Vox party could be the first far right party in Parliament, since Franco's dictatorship ended in 1975.>> The party has been existing for about four years but the secession campaign Catalonia last year and early this year as backlash from missionaries across Spain and VOX is channeling with some success.
The discontent from many Spaniards. It happens to be a tough anti immigration speech which seduces a lot of voters, especially in the South of Spain which has seen a lot of migrants coming in.>> Poll stars predict Vox will secure its first parliamentary seat in European elections next year And one seat or more in Spain's parliament the following year.
>> Vox problem with voters until now that it was attracting just a small fringe of voters on the far right. And the idea now is to try and seduce voters beyond that. And he's basically trying to do so by attracting former TV presenter, a bull fighter, a comic, and more recently, the father of a teenager who was raped and murder, and this father has become really famous in media in Spain.
>> Vox has paid out memberships doubled to around 13,000 in the past 4 months Still tiny compared to other national parties, but the financial boost means future expansion. Like Vox, Populist parties in Italy, Germany, and France first targeted European elections. Doing bad initially, they then used the European Parliament to make significant headway with less radical voters.
Political analysts doubt that Fox can gain serious ground, but a survey's put the party on 5.1%, 20 times more than in the 2016 election.