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Podemos: Spanish indignation in Brussels' corridors of power

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Podemos: Spanish indignation in Brussels' corridors of power

<p>Having borrowed President Obama’s famous ‘Yes We Can’ slogan <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/27/podemos-citizen-politics-spain-elections-indignados-movement" rel="external">Podemos</a> proved to be a success story of the EU elections in Spain last May. </p> <p>Created in January 2014 they managed to take Spain by storm in only four months, getting nearly eight percent of the vote and five seats in the EU Parliament. </p> <p>The face of Podemos is 35-year-old ponytailed Pablo Iglesias, who led the campaign.</p> <p>The left-field maverick cuts a very different figure from the conventional politicians walking the Parliament’s corridors. </p> <p>In this edition of Reporter we examine the movement’s stunning electoral debut. We talk to those involved from the beginning to learn more about their motivations and aspirations. </p> <p>They say above all they strive for meaningful change to the political establishment. But can they sustain their challenge in Spain’s next elections – or is the movement just a one-off reaction to austerity?</p> <p>Watch the video to find out.</p>