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Spain: Ciudadanos leader Rivera gives final campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s elections02:11

Spain: Ciudadanos leader Rivera gives final campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s elections

Spain, Madrid
December 18, 2015 at 15:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera gave the last speech of his campaign in Madrid on Friday, as Spaniards get set to vote in Sunday's general elections.

It is the first time in modern Spanish history that the predominantly two party system will be challenged since Spain became a democracy, with the two usual parties, the conservative Popular Party (PP) and leftist Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), facing off against newcomers Podemos and Rivera's liberal Ciudadanos.

Rivera called on his fellow parties to respect the result of the election should his competition lose, asking his competitors to "allow us to rule the government and do not make coalitions as some newspapers were saying today, coalitions to maintain the decline."

Rivera also stated that it was because of his party that Catalonia remained attached to the Spanish state, claiming that "Ciudadanos stopped the Independence movement."

The 2015 Spanish general election is set for Sunday, with all 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies and 208 of 266 seats in the Senate up for grabs.

Spain: Ciudadanos leader Rivera gives final campaign speech ahead of Sunday’s elections02:11
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Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera gave the last speech of his campaign in Madrid on Friday, as Spaniards get set to vote in Sunday's general elections.

It is the first time in modern Spanish history that the predominantly two party system will be challenged since Spain became a democracy, with the two usual parties, the conservative Popular Party (PP) and leftist Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), facing off against newcomers Podemos and Rivera's liberal Ciudadanos.

Rivera called on his fellow parties to respect the result of the election should his competition lose, asking his competitors to "allow us to rule the government and do not make coalitions as some newspapers were saying today, coalitions to maintain the decline."

Rivera also stated that it was because of his party that Catalonia remained attached to the Spanish state, claiming that "Ciudadanos stopped the Independence movement."

The 2015 Spanish general election is set for Sunday, with all 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies and 208 of 266 seats in the Senate up for grabs.

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