Alfredo Perez Rubal Caba, Socialist Party candidate.
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Spain socialists admit poll defeat

Spain's ruling socialist party has seen a crushing and humiliating defeat in Sunday's national elections, as voters gave the centre-right Populist Party a clear majority.

The issues of high unemployment, serious debts and slow growth dominated the election, and prime minister designate Mariano Rajoy has warned voters there will be "no miracle" recovery.

Sarah Rainsford reports from Madrid.

  • 21 Nov 2011
  • From the section Europe