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929,903 reasons to oppose health privatisation

Over 900,000 Madrileños have rejected plans to privatise state hospitals. In a popular consultation 99%  of those who voted ((or 929,903) said No to proposals by the regional Popular Party government to hand over six hospitals and 27 health centres to privateers. The organizers of the petition, which closed Friday, are members of the ‘White Tide’ of health workers who have launched a number of strikes in recent months against the plans, as well the 15-M, or indignados movement, and other civil society groups. They will present it to the regional assembly of Madrid, the Spanish Parliament, where the Popular Party has a majority, and the European Parliament. Nueva Tribuna

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