22 May '11, 9pm

Spain's ruling Socialists suffer local election thumping

Spain's ruling Socialists suffer local election thumping

MADRID, Spain: Spain's ruling Socialists reeled from spectacular local election losses on Sunday as protesters vented outrage over the highest jobless rate in the industrialised world. Support for the government collapsed in the face of the beleaguered economy, soaring unemployment and massive street protests, a grim omen for 2012 general elections. With 98.21 percent of the municipal ballots counted, the Socialists had just 27.81 percent of the total vote compared to 37.58 percent for their conservative Popular Party opponents. "The results of the vote show that the Socialist Party has clearly lost today's elections. We have suffered a broad setback compared to four years ago," Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said. Three years of economic crisis took their toll, the prime minister told a news conference. "It destroyed thousands of jobs. It is a crisis that had...

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