Sunday, March 14, 2004

Socialists win Spanish elections 

The Socialists took 164 out of 350 seats in parliament, ending eight years of rule by the Popular Party. The Popular Party took 147 seats. The Socialists will need some minor party allies to form a majority in the parliament. I was wrong about the effects of the Madrid attack on the elections.

UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds fears that terrorists may conclude that they can influence elections and try the same tactic in other countries. I don't know which is scarier, the thought of a terrorist attack on or before election day or the thought of oppressive security and fear on election day in anticipation of such an attack. Such a tactic would truly put al Qaeda "at war with democracy."
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