Last updated: April 26, 2018

Spain’s divided Podemos starts crucial congress

Pablo Iglesias wants Podemos to take to the streets again as an anti-establishment groupShouting "yes we can" and "unity", thousands of Podemos supporters gathered Saturday at a decisive two-day meeting in Madrid that could unseat the charismatic leader of one of Europe's leading far-left parties. Born in 2014 out of the Indignados anti-austerity protest movement that swept Spain during a severe economic crisis, the party, an ally of Greece's Syriza, has found itself riven by in-fighting after a meteoric rise to national-level politics. "We have committed many mistakes," Pablo Iglesias, the party's charismatic leader and co-founder, said on stage behind huge white letters spelling out Podemos.

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