12-Apr-19 TV News in 100 Seconds: 'Spanish election campaign kicks off with Catalonia in the spotlight'
The Spanish general election campaign has kicked off with the Catalan crisis in the spotlight. Midnight saw parties begin their campaigns ahead of the April 28 Spanish general election. Pro-independence Esquerra is the frontrunner in the polls in Catalonia, with the Socialists leading them in Spain and hoping to stay in power.
The Catalan crisis will be at the center of the campaign, and the far right could make its breakthrough for the first time in 40 years. The first events saw the likes of European Greens' leader Ska Keller campaigning for left-wing En Comú Podem. The Ciutadans leader criticized Catalan public TV –in an interview with this TV. And Esquerra's second candidate behind jailed Oriol Junqueras called for two referendums.