Zapatero Names Spanish Successor, Strengthens Party Reins for Debt Crisis – Bloomberg

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Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero backed Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba as Socialist candidate in the next general election and clung on as leader of the ruling Socialist Party, entrenching his role in staving off Europe’s debt crisis. Zapatero, who said last month he wouldn’t seek a third term in elections scheduled for 2012, endorsed Rubalcaba, the deputy prime minister, as the Socialist candidate and thanked Carme Chacon, who he made Spain’s first female Defense Minister in 2008, for pulling out of the contest to bolster party unity.

Rubalcaba “is the person who our colleagues and our voters want,” Zapatero said at a party meeting in Madrid today. “He is loved and appreciated by our own, respected by his opponents and feared by the terrorists of ETA.”

via Zapatero Names Spanish Successor, Strengthens Party Reins for Debt Crisis – Bloomberg.

Strange Random Politics Quote:
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. – George Eliot, Felix Holt
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