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The Audio Long Read

From the archive: Is this the world’s most radical mayor?


We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2016: When Ada Colau was elected mayor of Barcelona, she became a figurehead of the new leftwing politics sweeping Spain. The question she now faces is a vital one for the left across Europe – can she really put her ideas into practice? By Dan Hancox. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod