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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Second Deputy Prime Minister Pablo Iglesias

Spain reels from the pandemic and an economic downturn

After holding four elections in four years, Spain finally managed to cobble together a coalition government in late 2019. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit, dealing a crushing blow to its already struggling economy. With the political scene so polarized, the governing left-wing coalition is under increasing pressure. So far, its only solution is to ramp up government spending dramatically.

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