The prime minister-elect’s priorities are clear: restoring confidence in the Spanish economy and cutting the jobless line. But how he plans to go about these tasks remains a mystery, and it’s quite possible that the EU’s decision-makers will end up playing a major role.
The problems caused by Zapatero’s political co-habitation with Rubalcaba are becoming increasingly apparent as the general election approaches.
An unprecedented agreement by the Socialists and opposition Popular Party seeks to alter the Constitution and keep jittery markets happy. So why aren’t Spaniards celebrating?
With the votes in from the May 22 local elections and the governing Socialists suffering a heavy defeat, Iberosphere co-editor Guy Hedgecoe looks at how the 15-M movement injected a much needed burst of energy into Spanish politics. But can the activists maintain their momentum?