After ten months of no formal government, and two general elections failing to return a majority for any party, the Spanish opposition party PSOE have now announced they will not block incumbent PM Rajoy from forming a minority government. We speak to Berta Barbet, political scientist in Barcelona.
State elections delayed till next year, a long awaited recall referendum cancelled, opposition parties' long term legal status in doubt… Is the Venezuelan Presidency sliding further towards the dictatorship opponents have branded it for years? We speak to Hugo Perez Hernaiz, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
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