Podemos Leader Quits Spanish Government to Run for Madrid

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Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the far-left group Podemos, will resign his position as deputy prime minister of Spain to run as a candidate in Madrid’s regional election, El Pais reported.

The Spanish capital will elect a new regional assembly on May 4 after the center-right regional president, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, called a snap vote earlier this month in a bid to defeat rebels within her governing coalition.

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