What's going on then?
An existential crisis in Podemos, of sorts. The young protest party has just begun a week-long campaign to choose a new strategic political direction and vote for a leader. Tempers are being lost.

Is it real this time?
Podemos leaders are not shy of the camera, and not unknowledgeable about media manipulation, but this seems different.

Why is this in the news today?
One of the founding members of Podemos, Luis Alegre—part of the Vistalegre Five, in reference to the first major party conference the party held in 2014—has written a scathing opinion article in El Diario accusing Pablo Iglesias's team (but not Pablo Iglesias himself) of being ready to destroy the party.

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