Sunday, 6 November 2011

Indignation 5_Spanish Election, election?

Next 20th of November there is election in Spain to choose a new government...

A recent study of select provinces revealed that more than half of conservatives and one-third of Socialists on the list were being investigated for corruption.
A youth protest movement has been decrying the unresponsiveness of the political class with twin slogans: “The politicians don’t represent us” and “They call it democracy, but it’s not that.” Recent polls found that only about 55 percent of these “indignados” turned out to vote in municipal elections (10 percent less than the national 
average). Of those who did, 15 percent cast blank ballots.

From The New York Times (November 4, 2011): The Aging of Spanish Democracy by Jonathan Blitser.