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UPDATE (1:00pm) – As promised, here’s an update on the results of Catalonia’s symbolic independence referendum now that all votes have been counted.Turnout: 2,305,290 people (around 37% of those eligible to vote)Votes in favour of independence: 1,861,7…

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On this blog, we have been tracking Podemos, Spain’s six-month-old anti-establishment party, since its very first success in the European Parliament elections in May – when the party came from nowhere to secure five MEPs (see here and here). The rise o…

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The surge of anti-EU, anti-euro and protest parties across Europe continues. Germany’s anti-euro Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is making headlines after winning 9.7% of votes in yesterday’s regional elections in Saxony and securing its first ever …

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