16-01-2014ANDREA COMAS

By Elisabeth O’Leary

Rebels from Spain’s ruling conservative People’s Party launched a new political party on Thursday.

Madrid.— The move is made in hopes to tap into public discontent over sky-high unemployment, graft scandals and surging separatism in Catalonia.
Leaders of the new party, named Vox (voice in Latin), accuse Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of being too soft on Catalan and Basque separatism and of breaking election promises by, for example, raising taxes.
“Millions of Spaniards ... feel abandoned by the political system, which is infested with corruption scandals and at the beck and call of private interests,” Santiago Abascal, a former PP member on the Vox executive comm

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