By: Steve Dellar | 11-29-2018 | News
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Spain – 560 Migrants Arrive In 1 Night, Populist Parties Soar In Polls

Last night, the Spanish emergency services have rescued some 560 migrants who tried to cross the Mediterranean by boat. Three refugees died whilst trying to get into Europe.

The migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa or the Maghreb, made the crossing with a dozen small rubber boats.

They were taken into the ports of Malaga, Almeria and Motril. Among them were also women and children.

Three migrants did not survive the crossing, their bodies washed ashore on Wednesday evening.

Main European destiny

Since a few months, Spain has become the main destination for migrants who illegally try to enter Europe, looking for a better life. Since the start of this year, 51,984 boat refugees have already entered the country.

At least 675 were killed in the crossings, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration.
Italy now has far fewer boats, but the number of refugees killed is twice that high (1.277 since the beginning of this year).

Vox soars in polls

Vox, the rightwing anti-immigrant party has seen it’s support in political polls soar ever since Spain became the preferred destination in Europe for illegal immigration.

This weekend there is a regional election in the southern region of Andalucia and certainly in the provincial capital Almeria it is expected that the anti-immigration themes will convince voters.

Related coverage: Spain - Record Refugee Arrivals Fuels Support For Nationalist Rightwing Party ‘Vox’.

Andalucia is one of the poorest regions in Spain and never really recovered from the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Unemployment is near 20% and the average salaries are around 500-600 Euro.

If Vox indeed crosses the 5% threshold, it would be the first time since the military dictatorship of General Franco that Spain once again has a rightwing nationalist party in one of it’s regional parliaments.

Another rightwing (though more maintstream) party, Ciudadanos, has also announced their dissatisfaction with the country’s welcoming stance to the African migrants.

Spain is currently ruled by a leftwing minority government.


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