After Portugal, Now Spain Goes Socialist

"Socialism is an unattainable dream' they said.

4 years ago Portugal kicked out a Right Wing Austerity Government and voted for a Socialist Administration. They have the fastest growing Economy in Europe. Unemployment has halved, with jobs that don't need Benefits to support them. It's booming.

We could have had that. But we have Brexit, and Tories instead.

But now Spain has followed suit in rejecting a Conservative Party and turning the other way.

Their new Government is a Socialist-led Coalition for the first time in 80 years after PM Pedro Sánchez secured parliamentary approval for his Socialist Party working with the anti-austerity Unidas Podemos Alliance.

The PSOE and Unidas Podemos have promised their joint government will increase the minimum wage, raise taxes on higher earners and big companies, and overhaul some of the labour changes introduced eight years ago when the Conservative People’s Party (PP) was in power.

Sanchez posted that ...
With this progressive coalition government, Spain is entering a time for the defence of dialogue and useful politics. A government for all people that broadens rights, restores co-existence and fights for social justice. Today is the dawn of a time of moderation, progress and hope.