Is the Green New Deal a Vote-Winner? Evidence From Spanish National Election Results
Diane Bolet | King's College
How do 'left-behind' coalmining communities who experience the closure of coalmines as part of the 'Green New Deal' (GND) scheme vote? In the case of Spain, such communities reward the incumbent who passed a GND-style policy consisting of social welfare assistance six months before the 2019 April election, showing that state-driven climate action with a progressive socio-economic agenda can provide remedies to spatial economic inequalities and be a winning electoral strategy for left-wing parties.