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The Andalucian regional elections: the results

Monday, March 26th, 2012

So, the Andalucian people went to the polls yesterday to vote for a new regional parliament, and they went for... the PP, by a hair's breadth. It was a real cliffhanger - at 10pm, the PSOE was actually leading, but then their lead dropped, they went neck-and-neck with the PP, and ...

“Don’t expect miracles”

Monday, November 21st, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4380" align="aligncenter" width="188" caption="Map of 2011 General Election results. A sea of blue (PP), with some red spots (PSOE)."][/caption] This was the characteristically pragmatic declaration by Spain's new Prime Minister-elect, in his victory speech in Madrid last night. Mariano Rajoy's Partido Popular romped home to an overwhelming victory in the elections, ...

20N

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

[caption id="attachment_4331" align="aligncenter" width="254" caption="Results of the 2008 General Election (blue is PP, red PSOE). How much more blue will we see after Sunday?"][/caption] Unless you don't live here in Spain, you will be aware that this Sunday is the General Election. Both major parties have been campaigning, but without much ...

22M, 15M and a peaceful revolution?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

[caption id="attachment_3154" align="aligncenter" width="489" caption="Results of local and regional elections in Spain on 22 May 2011, by political parties' shares of the vote."][/caption] Today is such a momentous day for news in Spain, I don't really know where to begin. This blog is not supposed to be political, either in content ...