Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"SPANISH VOTERS ready to swing to the right", MarketWatch reports on the forthcoming general election in Spain. True: the conservatives now in opposition are widening their lead in the polls. The only question now seems to be whether they will get a majority or whether they'll get short and achieve a plurality. But it seems pretty clear that Mariano Rajoy will be the next prime minister.

MarketWatch, however, has a one thing wrong: it's not true that " In local and regional elections last May, the PP defeated the PSOE in every region it had held outright since 2007, and also took control of Spain’s biggest cities, including Barcelona." The PP did make big gains across the country, but it came third in Barcelona, behind the nationalists of CiU and the Socialists.