Spanish Politics you can count me out

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Spanish Politics you can count me out Credit: U of G news- University of Guelph

AS elections loom, 112,000 voters have ensured that they will not receive party propaganda.

No sooner was the November 10 date confirmed than a social media campaign began encouraging voters to put their names on the register that prevents political parties from sending them postal propaganda.

This is now possible thanks to the 2018 Electoral Law which allows voters to request exclusion from the copies of the electoral register made available to the political parties.

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This can be carried out on the website of Spain’s statistics institute, INE, which revealed that it has received 112,000 requests between March 7 when the measure was introduced and September 15.

King Felipe did not announce until two days later that no political party could form a government and INE sources revealed that they are waiting to evaluate the impact of the social media campaign.


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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