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The predictability of the Spanish election results

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On the predictability of results in general Spanish elections

The 11th general election after the restoration of democracy in Spain took place on the last November 20th. The Spanish conservative party Partido Popular (PP) clearly won the election with 186 seats in the Spanish parliament. This result implies an impressive increase of 32 seats from the last general election, and its best performance ever.

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Why should you care about the Catalan elections?

Gaspar Pericay Coll's picture

From a foreigner’s perspective, Catalonia’s parliamentary elections may seem like a minor issue. Are elections in a country of 7.5 million people and a GDP of 234 billion euros important? It depends. It depends mainly on 3 factors: the powers and competences of the polity elected, if the elections end in a clear change of the political landscape and if the country’s elections will have an impact on its environment. All factors will very likely be present in the next Catalan elections, scheduled on Sunday the 28th of November. The Catalan Parliament and Catalan Government have many powers devolved, the Catalan political landscape will change and all this will have an impact on the rest of Spain, especially for the Spanish Government.

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The People’s Party of Catalonia’s campaign

Jordi Cornet's picture

The People’s Party of Catalonia (PPC) is running in the next autonomic elections with the objective of voicing the demand for a real change from Catalan society. The PPC is running with a serious political programme and solid teams, which guarantee the political renovation asked for by Catalans. The PPC is the real alternative to the Socialists, who have already shown the failure of their policies, and the CiU, which only has Catalan independence priorities on its agenda.

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The Catalan catharsis

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In this article, I would like to talk about some facts that have been happening in the Catalan society these past months and that represent the most important phenomenon that has occurred here in the last thirty years. I’m not referring to the deplorable process of passing the new Statue of Autonomy of Catalonia, nor to the Constitutional Court sentence that has had to correct a few excesses made in this area.

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Focused on what is really important

Alícia Sánchez-Camacho's picture

This autumn we will celebrate the autonomous elections in Catalonia. Judging by headline news, it would seem that the debate around themes such as the Statute for Autonomy or independence is what Catalans care about the most. This could not be any further from the reality. One only needs to step down to the street to realise that the great majority of Catalans have other problems. 

 

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