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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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