Britain is not the only country in political chaos – have a look at Spain

In Britain, we are about to see a new leader of the Conservative Party which means a new Prime Minister.  Some months later, we might have a general election which could conceivably result in yet another Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, in sunny Spain, they had an election in December when the Prime Minister’s party won the largest number of seats but not an overall majority. For six months, he served as merely the caretaker head of government while he tried and failed to form a coalition with a majority of seats in the Cortes.

This weekend, Spain had another general election which was a near rerun of the previous one. The current Prime Minister’s party gained some seats but still fell short of an overall majority. Now another round of coalition negotiations will take place …

You can read my essay on the Spanish political system here.


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