Spain agrees old guard is not completely gone

Spain agrees old guard is not completely gone

World December 17, 2015 22:26

- Spain chooses the polls Sunday a parliament for the first time is no longer dominated by the socialist PSOE and the conservative People's Party (PP) of the current Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. New parties that hold the old guard responsible for the dramatic economic crisis and the deep-rooted culture of cronyism, will overcome many of the 350 seats in the Spanish parliament.

And after Sunday Spain must learn how to form a coalition government, because no one expected more an absolute majority, as the governing party PP now has.

The new parties would benefit from the lack of charisma of the little talkative Rajoy, who has made very unpopular cuts. He has led his country during dramatic banking and debt crisis, and during a period of massive unemployment and economic contraction. To make matters worse suffering the appearance of institutions such as the monarchy and the judiciary major damage by a series of corruption scandals. Recently, a majority in the Catalan regional parliament for secession from Spain.

The liberal reformist party Ciudadanos (Citizens) of the 36-year-old Albert Rivera and left-wing Podemos (We can) of the 37-year-old Pablo Iglesias also are doing well in the polls. They could drag some 40 percent of the vote on hold.

But polls do not write off the sixty Rajoy. The economy will grow this year by 3 per cent and unemployment is falling, albeit slowly. A large number of voters would be in the recovery of the economy see the hand of Rajoy. The problems with separatists in Catalonia drives voters into the arms of the experienced man who has already survived so many crises: Rajoy. The PP would despite all the misery the greatest remain with somewhere between a quarter and a third of the votes.

The PSOE would no yarn spinning to the crises and weak in the polls come forward. Many young opponents of the PP have more confidence in Ciudadanos and Podemos than the socialists who ruled from 2004 until the end of 2011.

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