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Spain: Podemos' Iglesias meets with Madrid's new mayor Manuela Carmena00:55

Spain: Podemos' Iglesias meets with Madrid's new mayor Manuela Carmena

Spain, Madrid
July 10, 2015 at 15:14 GMT +00:00 · Published

Madrid's new mayor Manuela Carmena welcomed Podemos' General-Secretary Pablo Iglesias to the City Hall in Cybele Palace in Madrid, Friday, where the two political figures held a joint presser. Iglesias and Carmena met to evaluate the first weeks under the new local government. The two politicians also discussed the latest developments ahead of the primary elections on July 24, when Podemos will announce its candidates for the upcoming Spanish general election.

During the presser, Iglesias praised Greece's recent stance against their creditors, declaring that "to negotiate is to defend your people and not to kneel down in front of exterior powers."

Commenting on the possibility of forming a left-wing coalition with other political platforms, including Spain's United Left and Now in Common, the Podemos' leader argued that the party would not form such an alliance because it wants to retain its independence and edge on more traditionalist parties. Iglesias added that he did not want to unite parties, but the people.

Spain: Podemos' Iglesias meets with Madrid's new mayor Manuela Carmena00:55
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Madrid's new mayor Manuela Carmena welcomed Podemos' General-Secretary Pablo Iglesias to the City Hall in Cybele Palace in Madrid, Friday, where the two political figures held a joint presser. Iglesias and Carmena met to evaluate the first weeks under the new local government. The two politicians also discussed the latest developments ahead of the primary elections on July 24, when Podemos will announce its candidates for the upcoming Spanish general election.

During the presser, Iglesias praised Greece's recent stance against their creditors, declaring that "to negotiate is to defend your people and not to kneel down in front of exterior powers."

Commenting on the possibility of forming a left-wing coalition with other political platforms, including Spain's United Left and Now in Common, the Podemos' leader argued that the party would not form such an alliance because it wants to retain its independence and edge on more traditionalist parties. Iglesias added that he did not want to unite parties, but the people.

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