Popularity stakes

The first opinion polls since Prime Minister Zapatero announced his intention to step down at the next election indicate that the gap between the PP and the PSOE has virtually halved.

The Upper House returns

The Upper House, the Senate, returns to work today after the Christmas break and Prime Minister Zapatero is expected to face numerous questions about continually rising unemployment, the deficit and continuous government errors relating to forecasting of the situation.

Prime Minister unveils new Cabinet

Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has unveiled his new cabinet and for the first time it includes more women than men.

Zapatero sworn in for second term

As expected, José Luís Rodriguez Zapatero was sworn in as President of the Government having obtained a simple majority in the second vote of confidence.