Spain’s new Government will be sworn in in April

Jesus Caldera, one of Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s closest colleagues and the MP responsible for negotiating the transfer of power from the Popular Party to the recently elected PSOE, said today that the new Government would be sworn in between 22nd and 28th April, if not before (see El Mundo).

According to El Pais, the dinamite used in the terrorist attacks in Madrid last week was robbed from a mine in Asturias last month. It is thought that a Spanish person exchanged some explosives for drugs He reportedly received drugs in return. According to the paper, he insists he only led the Moroccans to the warehouse and did not help with the robbery or know the Moroccans had Islamic extremist links.