Mariano Rajoy Brey, leader of the centre-right opposition Popular Party
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Spain: Socialist government facing defeat

Almost five million unemployed, cost of government borrowing hitting new highs, and a growth forecast of zero.

Little wonder Spain's Socialist Government is expected to tumble to defeat in a general election this weekend.

The conservative opposition Popular Party is riding high in the polls - promising a programme of shock therapy, which it claims can restore international confidence in Spain, and turn the economy around.

Sarah Rainsford reports from Madrid

  • 18 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe
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