Sunday, November 20, 2011

N20: Election Day

Spain's General Elections were held today.

Someone here told me candidates can't start campaigning until two weeks before the election.  I've tried to find that in writing somewhere so I can share the fact with confidence.  The closest I've found is this article about the start of campaigning for the elections, which is dated November 4, so I think there's some truth to what I was told.

When I was in Pamplona two weekends ago I remembered seeing lots of advertisements all of a sudden for the PSOE (a political party).  When I got back to Madrid after that tournament, the metros were filled with these ads:

Cada voto vale, tú decides (Every vote counts, you decide)
Unión Progreso y Democracia

Pelea por lo que quieres (Fight for what you want)

If you go to El País's home page right now, this is what you'll see:

The Popular Party (PP) has won a majority of the votes.  Here are a few more graphics from the newspaper's website tonight:

Here's an article from CNN if you'd like to read more about the elections and their results.

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