Spain set for early general elections in November
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero yesterday called general elections for November 20, four months early, insisting the country's battered economy was on the road to recovery.
"The course is set. So I am announcing a timetable for elections, which will be held on November 20," Zapatero told a news conference.
The announcement came as Moody's threatened to downgrade the country's debt rating and official data showed the jobless rate remained the highest in the industrialised world in the second quarter.