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A legislative election for the Cortes Generales in Spain is scheduled to be held this coming sunday. The elections will be for 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies, which will determine who becomes the Prime Minister of Spain. Elections will also be held for the 208 directly elected seats in the upper house, the Senate.
The Spanish government is currently led by Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, member of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE). Zapatero announced that he won’t run for a third term in the next election; the current deputy prime minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba will be the candidate, as he is the only candidate to the primary election in his party. The other major national party, People’s Party, under the leadership of Mariano Rajoy will battle against PSOE in this next general election.
There are some smaller parties involved as well. We even have a fascist party, and a Pirate Party here in Catalunya. But they have no chance to have a Prime Minister (actually called Presidente in Spain) elected from their ranks.

Right, whatever your political inclination might be. But the Occupy people are back, although only a small number of them. They want a government of people, for the people, not career politicians.

An Asian TV crew obviously anxious to interview somebody. Good luck!

An improvised table…

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7 responses

  1. very upcoming foto.
    although, i try to understand what the election is all about, i still don't ^0^
    nice improvisation on the toilet seat though.

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    November 20, 2011 at 3:26 pm

  2. JM

    Following this with much attention but I guess we all know who's going to win, right?

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    November 19, 2011 at 2:04 pm

  3. I have no time for politics. I must LIVE!

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    November 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

  4. here, too, the 'occupy' crowds are smaller but still making their presence known.

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    November 19, 2011 at 12:11 pm

  5. A Pirate Party you say me hearty, how cool would that be haha! No not really, I guess there would be a lot of 'walking the plank' sort of thing!!Are the elections compulsory where you are? Hope you are feeling a bit better Rob and have a good weekend.

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    November 19, 2011 at 10:50 am

  6. Here in the UK most people are totally disillusioned by career politicians. These politicians have mostly never worked a proper job, they went to University, became a researcher for someone in parliament and then set about being elected. We have 2 current members of the upper house who were jailed for fraud on expenses, did minimal time in prison 3 or 4 months and now on release they want to resume their duties as if nothing had happened. Another claimed and got £125,000 she was not entitled to, meanwhile its business as usual. You could not make it up!

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    November 19, 2011 at 8:56 am

  7. It's getting political, non? I'd love to hear the Asian news people conduct an interview….

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    November 19, 2011 at 3:07 am