Monday, April 18, 2005
Primer café de la mañana. Financial Times estima que las elecciones vascas son una amenaza para JL Zapatero, ya que, desde su punto de vista, el primer ministro termina su "luna de miel" y deberá comprometerse, corriendo el riesgo de perder su imagen de “chico bien”. Veremos. Verbatim: Basques threaten prime minister's Nice Guy image By Leslie Crawford Published: April 18 2005 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero's long honeymoon with Spain may have come to an end yesterday, the anniversary of his first year in power and the day Basques voted for a new regional government. The Socialist premier intervened late in the campaign, asking Spain's 1.8m Basque voters to oust the nationalist coalition that has ruled the turbulent region for the past 25 years. This is the first election in which the Basque Nationalist party has openly campaigned for independence, an issue that has divided Basque society and which has sewn mistrust between Basque leaders and the rest of Spain.