Santiago Abascal Conde (born 14 April 1976) is a Spanish sociologist and conservative politician, ex member of Partido Popular (PP) who has been the leader of the right-wing political party VOX since September 2014. He was a former member of the Basque Parliament with Partido Popular (2004-2009), and founder of the "Foundation for the Defense of the Spanish Nation".
The Spanish government reproved the decision of the Rototom festival in Benicàssim (Castellón) to cancel the appearance of American Jewish singer Matisyahu. Santiago Abascal reacted on Twitter: "Anti-Semitism and censorship must be eradicated with forcefulness. They have no place in Spain".
The headquarters of VOX in Granada was attacked by a group of Spanish nationalists. Santiago Abascal responded on Twitter: "VOX headquarters in Granada was attacked by neo-Nazis. They painted anti-semitic words. Neither podemita [left-wing populist] nor neonazi violence will stop us. LONG LIVE SPAIN!"
Javier Ortega Smith-Molina (Politics)
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