Edition:
United States
Pictures | Sun Nov 20, 2011 | 5:59pm EST

Center-right roars to victory in Spain election

People's Party (Partido Popular) supporters wave banners as they gather outside the party headquarters to wait for the results of Spain's general elections in Madrid, November 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Andrea Comas

People's Party (Partido Popular) supporters wave banners as they gather outside the party headquarters to wait for the results of Spain's general elections in Madrid, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

People's Party (Partido Popular) supporters wave banners as they gather outside the party headquarters to wait for the results of Spain's general elections in Madrid, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Close
1 / 11
Prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) concedes defeat at his party's headquarters in Madrid November 20, 2011. The opposition People's Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain's election on Sunday as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations. REUTERS/Susana Vera

Prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) concedes defeat at his party's headquarters in Madrid November 20, 2011. The opposition People's Party (PP) won a crushing...more

Prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) concedes defeat at his party's headquarters in Madrid November 20, 2011. The opposition People's Party (PP) won a crushing victory in Spain's election on Sunday as voters vented their rage on the ruling Socialists for the worst economic crisis in generations. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
2 / 11
People vote during Spain's general elections at a polling station in Bilbao November 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Vincent West

People vote during Spain's general elections at a polling station in Bilbao November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent West

People vote during Spain's general elections at a polling station in Bilbao November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent West
Close
3 / 11
A voter (L) checks her ballot with her son inside a polling booth as another voter sits on a bench before casting her vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Madrid November 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Susana Vera

A voter (L) checks her ballot with her son inside a polling booth as another voter sits on a bench before casting her vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Madrid November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera

A voter (L) checks her ballot with her son inside a polling booth as another voter sits on a bench before casting her vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Madrid November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Susana Vera
Close
4 / 11
People vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Pontevedra, northern Spain, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

People vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Pontevedra, northern Spain, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

People vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Pontevedra, northern Spain, November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal
Close
5 / 11
People vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Burgos, northern Spain, November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right government to tackle the country's dire economic situation. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez

People vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Burgos, northern Spain, November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right...more

People vote in Spain's general elections at a polling station in Burgos, northern Spain, November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right government to tackle the country's dire economic situation. REUTERS/Felix Ordonez
Close
6 / 11
Spain's opposition centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy leaves polling station after casting his vote during a general election in Madrid November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right government to tackle the country's dire economic situation.  REUTERS/Juan Medina

Spain's opposition centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy leaves polling station after casting his vote during a general election in Madrid November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was...more

Spain's opposition centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy leaves polling station after casting his vote during a general election in Madrid November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right government to tackle the country's dire economic situation. REUTERS/Juan Medina
Close
7 / 11
Prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) greets supporters after voting in Majadahonda, outside Madrid, November 20, 2011. Spaniards are expected to throw out the Socialists they blame for a disastrous economic situation in an election on Sunday and to vote in a centre-right party likely to dole out more bitter medicine in the form of public spending cuts. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) greets supporters after voting in Majadahonda, outside Madrid, November 20, 2011. Spaniards are expected to throw out the...more

Prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) greets supporters after voting in Majadahonda, outside Madrid, November 20, 2011. Spaniards are expected to throw out the Socialists they blame for a disastrous economic situation in an election on Sunday and to vote in a centre-right party likely to dole out more bitter medicine in the form of public spending cuts. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Close
8 / 11
Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (R) gestures next to his wife Sonsoles Espinosa after casting his vote in Spain's general elections in Madrid November 20, 2011.  REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (R) gestures next to his wife Sonsoles Espinosa after casting his vote in Spain's general elections in Madrid November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hanna

Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero (R) gestures next to his wife Sonsoles Espinosa after casting his vote in Spain's general elections in Madrid November 20, 2011. REUTERS/Paul Hanna
Close
9 / 11
Basque premier and general secretary of the Basque Socialist Party (PSE) Patxi Lopez casts his vote in general elections in Bilbao, November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right government to tackle the country's dire economic situation. REUTERS/Vincent West

Basque premier and general secretary of the Basque Socialist Party (PSE) Patxi Lopez casts his vote in general elections in Bilbao, November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling...more

Basque premier and general secretary of the Basque Socialist Party (PSE) Patxi Lopez casts his vote in general elections in Bilbao, November 20, 2011. Spaniards voted in a parliamentary election on Sunday that was expected to throw out the ruling Socialists and bring in a new centre-right government to tackle the country's dire economic situation. REUTERS/Vincent West
Close
10 / 11
People wait in front of electoral posters of prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba (L) of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) and centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy, at a bus stop in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

People wait in front of electoral posters of prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba (L) of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) and centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy,...more

People wait in front of electoral posters of prime ministerial candidate Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba (L) of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (Partido Socialista Obrero Espanol) and centre-right People's Party (Partido Popular) leader Mariano Rajoy, at a bus stop in the Andalusian capital of Seville November 19, 2011. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo
Close
11 / 11

Next Slideshows

Analysis: Spain's new govt faces mammoth task, must move fast

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's People's Party's (PP) resounding electoral victory gives the center-right a clear mandate to turn around the battered economy but...

Nov 20 2011

Spain's PP wins landslide election

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's centre-right opposition stormed to an overwhelming election victory on Sunday as voters punished the outgoing Socialist government...

Nov 20 2011

Factbox: Transition timeline for new Spain government

(Reuters) - Spain's center-right People's Party won Sunday's parliamentary election by a landslide as voters dumped the Socialist government that had presided...

Nov 20 2011

Emboldened Egyptian protesters turn on army ruler

CAIRO (Reuters) - Hardened and emboldened by their success in toppling Hosni Mubarak nine months ago, experienced protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square encouraged...

Nov 20 2011

MORE IN PICTURES

Islamic State's capital Raqqa falls

Islamic State's capital Raqqa falls

U.S.-backed militias in Syria declare victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle.

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held area

Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held area

Iraq's central government forces advance into territory held by Kurds, seizing a swathe of countryside surrounding the oil city of Kirkuk.

Staving off disease in Rohingya refugee camps

Staving off disease in Rohingya refugee camps

Aid groups attempt to ward off cholera and dysentery outbreaks in squalid Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, distributing vaccines and setting up clinics.

Deadly wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Deadly wildfires in Portugal and Spain

Flames ripped across Iberian countryside left tinder-dry by an unusually hot summer and early autumn, fanned by strong winds as remnants of ex-Hurricane Ophelia brushed coastal areas.

Puerto Rico after Maria

Puerto Rico after Maria

Residents of Puerto Rico start to rebuild after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

Flooding in Vietnam

Flooding in Vietnam

Heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in Vietnam.

Road to the World Series

Road to the World Series

Highlights from the MLB playoffs.

Deadliest wildfires in California history

Deadliest wildfires in California history

Firefighters gained ground on wildfires that killed at least 40 people in the past week, hundreds are still missing.

Rohingya's perilous journey

Rohingya's perilous journey

Thousands more Rohingya refugees cross the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast