Pablo Iglesias elected to head Spain's leftist Podemos party

Newly confirmed as the leader of Podemos, Pablo Igesias waves on arrival to a party meeting in Madrid on November 15, 2014Podemos, a fast-growing Spanish far-left party set up in January, on Saturday formally elected its 36-year-old founder Pablo Iglesias as secretary general. “The real difficulties start now … and when we win the (general) elections in November” 2015, Iglesias said. The maverick party has shaken up the two-party system that has held sway in Spain since it emerged from dictatorship in the 1970s.

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