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    Spanish left-wing politicians negatively reacted to the victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential elections on Wednesday, calling him a "populist" and a "xenophobe" and even a "fascist."

    MADRID (Sputnik) Earlier in the day, Trump won by a landslide with 289 votes to succeed Obama. The Congress is scheduled to approve the results of the voting on January 6, 2017. The US president-elect will take office at the inauguration on January 20.

    Leader of the United Left (IU) political coalition Alberto Garzon called Trump "an eccentric multimillionaire-xenophobe", who was also "in favor of discrimination against women."

    "The liberals are now throwing their hands in horror, or they say so, but trump is a symptom of neoliberal globalization. His message has a clear addressee – the middle class, impoverished by the crisis, the popular classes who are the victims of globalization and in general all citizens, who are sick of the establishment," Garzon said in a statement on his website.

    According to Garzon, Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton was easy, as voting for "a war criminal, a symbol of the political class, would be the same as to vote for Trump."

    "The only way to resist fascism is to talk with the working class from the left-wing position, without embellishment, but with the prospect of hope," he elaborated.

    The leader of the left-wing Podemos, Pablo Iglesias said that "vaccination against Trumps' fascism should be social justice and human rights."

    Ricardo Cortes, the lawmaker form from the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) said that Trump's victory was "great concern," which provoked uncertainty.

    The leader of the centrist libertarian party Citizens (C's) Albert Rivera suggested that protectionism won the elections in the United States, and if the concerns of the middle class were not addressed, populism would win.

    Donald Trump Elected 45th US President (281)


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