This week will see Spain boot out the failed left wing Zapatero regime, as predicted here a little while ago.
“Voters in Spain are heading to the polls in an election expected to bring in a new conservative government to tackle the country’s finances. Opinion polls have given the centre-right Popular Party, led by Mariano Rajoy Brey, a clear lead over the governing Socialist Party. Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero – who is not standing for re-election – called the election amid concerns over the economy. Mr Zapatero has led Spain since 2004. With slow growth and almost five million unemployed, the economy has been at the heart of the election campaign. Borrowing rates this week have passed 6% for most of this week, perilously close to the 7% level which is seen as unsustainable.”
I can understand why voters would seek to remove Zapatero, after all, the Spanish economy is a basket-case and one in two young people does not work! But will these same voters embrace the harsh fiscal regime that Rajoy Brey will need to impose? It seems that there is the same pattern throughout most European countries….the left get into power and wreck the economy, the right get in power and fix it, the people forget why the economy was wrecked in the first place and return the Left! Maybe the biggest problem is the stupidity of those who vote?