Far-right Vox party pushes for changes to Spain's laws on firearms
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Spain's far-right Vox party is pushing to loosen the country's strict laws on firearms, but the changes don't necessarily appeal to the average man or woman on the street.
The Vox party is pushing to loosen the country's strict laws on firearms, arguing that people need to be able to protect their families and their homes.
Candidates from both the right and the left have urged Spaniards to reject the far right in Sunday's general election.
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Friday he's open to a coalition with the anti-austerity United We Can party, with a possible centre-left governing deal.
On the political right, which the conservative Popular Party used to dominate but which has splintered into three main groups, the upstart Vox party is making inroads. Citizens leader Albert Rivera, meanwhile, insists that his centre-right party will only join a governing coalition with the conservatives.
The Popular Party's new leader, Pablo Casado, is committed to unseating the leftist Sánchez from power but is also battling to stop the far-right from draining votes away from his party, as pollsters are predicting.
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(FRANCE 24 with AP)