Monday, May 23, 2011

SPAIN: Socialists Lose Big in the Polls

Editor: Ok, everyone, back in the polls and vote right this time.

Spain's ruling Socialists have been hit with defeat in municipal and regional elections, amid voter discontent over high unemployment and economic stagnation.

With almost all of the May 22 vote counted, results showed the opposition conservative Popular Party winning more than 37 percent of the overall vote, against nearly 28 percent for Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's Socialists.

The results show the Popular Party heading to victory in the 13 regional government elections that were contested.

Link to Spero News, here.

H/t: Pewsitter

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