Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Spain’s new President

Yesterday Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero became Spain’s new President having received 183 votes in his favour after the debates held on Thursday and Friday. It is the first time in Spain’s new democracy, that any Spanish President has been voted in with only one party (the Popular Party) voting against. With the exception of the Popular Party, all the other political parties voted in favour of Zapatero, except the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and the Catalan Nationalist Party (CIU) who both abstained.