VOX held its annual two-day rally in Madrid over the weekend of October 7-9th.
The event was open to the public and was attended by families, complete with facilities for children and food stands.
Each of Spain’s 50 provinces, together with its North African cities, Ceuta and Melilla, were given their own tent—and their own actor, who was charged with the responsibility of interpreting in live performance a significant historical character from that territory.
This functioned as a tribute to the nation’s history, under the title “The History we Made Together.”
On the mainstage, party leadership delivered its speeches, together with the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, who was present on the second day, and Viktor Orbán, Giorgia Meloni, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and others who used video messaging to congratulate VOX and urged it to carry on its work.
VOX, for its part, emphasized its current policy direction under the label of ‘Spain Decides,’ whereby the party proposes a set of referendums be held to allow the public to express itself on key areas. This would include the question of whether the country should explore and exploit its own natural resources and attempt to become more energy independent, something which the present leftist coalition has banned (Law Spain’s 7/2021, art. 9 and 10).
In this respect, it is worth considering whether Spain’s extremely lax abortion laws, the legalization of gay marriage, and allowing mass migration would have been backed by the public if it had ever been given the chance to vote on these issues.