Who is Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox and friend of Milei

Who is Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox and friend of Milei
Who is Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox and friend of Milei

Santiago Abascal Conde was established as a central and controversial figure in Spanish politics with ideas considered extreme right, including questions about homosexuality and immigrants.

Since 2014, Abascal has led Vox and Today the party will have its summit in the Spanish capital with international leaders at ‘Europa Viva 24’a convention that will take place just a few weeks before the elections to the European Parliament on June 9.

Abascal, said: “With the Vox program, you have the right to enjoy the fruit of your effort, without abusive and confiscatory taxes taking away what is yours to maintain an unfair system, an exaggerated system and a system that does not defend our interests.”

Abascal also maintained that “all those who hunt in the rural world, who live from hunting, which is absolutely necessary for the maintenance of the ecosystem, for the maintenance of the economy, all those who want to go to the bulls, all those who want to live in freedom…”

“Marriage is the union between a man and a woman and that is what we have defended from the beginning”stated Santiago Abascal.

Born on April 14, 1976 in Bilbao, Spain, Abascal began his political career in the Popular Party (PP), where he held various positions, including president of New Generations of the PP in the Basque Country between 2000 and 2005.

However, in 2013, disillusioned with the PP leadership, especially its handling of terrorism and the unity of Spain, Abascal left the party to found Vox along with other PP dissidents.

Since its founding, Vox has grown significantly, achieving representation in several regional parliaments and the Congress of Deputies. In the 2018 Andalusian elections, Vox surprised by winning 12 seats, marking its entry into a Spanish regional parliament for the first time.

Controversies

Vox is characterized by its message against immigration, radical feminism and LGBTQ+ rights. He presents himself as a defender of the tradition and unity of Spain, proposing measures such as the recentralization of the State and the elimination of autonomies.

Recently, he caused controversy by stating that “there will be a given moment in which the people will want to hang the president of the Government by the feet,” Pedro Sanchez. This statement earned him an investigation for possible crimes of slander and incitement to hatred.

Relationship with Javier Milei

The relationship between Santiago Abascal and Javier Milei, the president of Argentina, has been the subject of media attention. Both share a similar vision regarding the cultural battle against the left.

On a visit to Buenos Aires, Abascal praised Milei for his political struggle and expressed deep admiration for his success. Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox: “The way in which Javier Milei has waged the cultural and political battle against the left has been very important”.

Abascal and Milei met through social networks and have maintained a close relationship, seeing each other in different forums and sharing a neoliberal and conservative political agenda.

 
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