We have been talking so much about american political issues
, that we neglect our own.
Two polls are going to be held next March 14th (which will meet me, by the way, in Italy): general elections to the two chambers of the spanish parliament, the congress and the senate, and elections to the andalusian parliament, only in the region where I live, Andalucia.
Elections in Spain have become very much the same as in any other country in Europe: the incumbent party, the center-right PP, which has been ruling for eight years, is pitted against a center-right party, PSOE, socialist, with other smaller parties (nationalist, regionalist, and far left) vying for mindshare and votes.
Elections are fun enough, but if you have a dab of truce (but only in a region) thrown in
, it becomes hilarious
At the end of the day, Spain is a country where swing
vote is a minority, maybe less than 10% of the total.
Voting is a great thing. We should do it more often. It would be even better if we could vote for the american president.