7) «Galicia election success buys Rajoy time to consider bailout»

by Javier Carro

Topics: Economy, Frontpage

7)      «Galicia election success buys Rajoy time to consider bailout»

In Galicia, despite presiding over a sharp recession and some of thoughest austerity measures in Europe, the Popular Party PP (“Partido Popular”), and the Galician President Alberto Núñez Feijóo, not only defended its absolute majority, but incresed is number of seats in the regional parliament from 38 to 41 (absolute majority is 39).

The PP did poorly in a second regional election, in the Basque Country, where it lost three seats and came in fourth.

The PP victory in Galicia would make it easier for the President of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, to ask for a rescue… ∎

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