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Interessting! Do you know more about her policies? What does she mean for the future of Spain? I would be interessted in your guesses.
by Fran on Sat Dec 24th, 2011 at 05:34:29 AM EST
I don't know much about her policies. It appears she's unconventional for the PP, or simply representative of the fact that the hardliners are out of favour with Rajoy. In this El Pais story she's characterised as
... a brilliant State's Counsel, ... some don't exclude that she may have voted for PSOE some time ... effective and discreet ... organised, nor prone to giving up, and absolutely faithful, ... a woman who got a civil wedding in Brazil and promised rather than swore her seat in parliament gave an image of modernity contrary to the traditional PP ...
She just gave birth to a child and she chose to not take maternity leave in order to concentrate on the important work of coordinating the transfer of powers.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Dec 24th, 2011 at 08:02:33 AM EST
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Recession nears as UK services shrink | Business | The Guardian
Urgent measures to reduce Spain's bloated deficits will be approved next week, said the deputy prime minister, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, after the new government's first cabinet meeting on Friday. Employers and unions have until 7 January to come up with a labour reform agreement to help get the country's near five million jobless back to work.

She's already heading up economic announcements it seems...

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:02:22 AM EST
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And I hate to sound cynical, but I wonder if the "unconventional" image is just going to be a front for very conventional policies.

It's notable that in France, Lagarde had an unconventional image, but she completely toed the austerity line until she moved out to the IMF...

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Dec 24th, 2011 at 11:04:06 AM EST
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Just because this government does not include neoliberal or catholic zealots doesn't mean it's not a conventional conservative government.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 11:05:17 AM EST
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Just today: A Government with the lobbies within
Rajoy includes in his Executive representatives of important pressure groups. The financial sector opens a direct line to the Cabinet.


tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Dec 26th, 2011 at 09:42:21 AM EST
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I'm guessing she will be someone to watch in the race to succeed Rajoy in the PP leadership when the time comes.

tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Dec 24th, 2011 at 08:40:47 AM EST
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The brain in Spain stays mainly with the dame?

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sun Dec 25th, 2011 at 01:27:24 PM EST
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