Madrid - Spain's right-wing Popular Party won an easy victory as expected yesterday. Mariano Rajoy, their leader, will become Prime Minister. The PP took 44 percent of the vote, the Socialists 29 percent and the rest was divided among smaller parties. So a landslide for the right, right?
But voters were not really turning rightwards, more likely they were looking heavenwards and hoping. This was very much an election about giving the "other guys" a chance rather than embracing a new political program.