On 25 May 2018 Marion Marechal Le Pen, the former National Front MP and niece of the party leader Marine le Pen, announced that she was changing her name. She would, she stated, from now on be called Marion Marechal.
The established Spanish parties of right and left have been losing support, amidst failures of leadership and policy, and public scandals. At the same time the Citizens, a movement of the radical centre, has emerged as the leading force in Spanish politics. The Citizen’s movement is gaining momentum in the run-up to key regional election … Continue reading Spain: The Crisis in the Established Parties and the Rise of the Citizens