Monday, 26 March 2012

PP wins but Left will govern in coalition

Image: Front Page of Europa Sur
ANDALUCÍA The Partido Popular won yesterday's regional elections in Andalucía. This is the first time in over 30 years of democracy that the PP beats the PSOE in Andalucía. But their 50 seats on the parliamentary roster does not give them an absolute majority, whereas the PSOE's 47 and IU's 17 will govern as a Leftist coalition. This is actually a surprise, as all the polls had given the PP a vast majority that did not come about in reality. Participation was 62.23%, low compared to other elections, which has traditionally benefitted the right, though this seems to be the exception proving the rule. (More on this subject later.) 

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