Must Spain Cobble Together Another Frankenstein Government?


Spaniards sought normalcy but face challenges due to a fragmented, polarized party system, leading to ungovernability.

Votes in Spain are dispersed among parties, eroding bipartisanship and requiring alliances to govern effectively.

Spain faces governance issues with parties unable to form majorities, leading to snap elections and instability.

After 39 years, Spain's streak of no-confidence votes ended in 2018, signaling instability and dissatisfaction.

In 2019, Spain's political tradition ended as a coalition government formed for the first time in 37 years.

Spain's minority coalition lacked cooperation and missed chances for a grand coalition government due to difficulties.

Spain's far-right Vox party emerged in response to Catalonia's independence referendum and territorial tension.

Vox's rise led to Catalan leverage, Prime Minister Sánchez needs their support to govern, facing demands.