One of the questions on the exam was, “If you were a citizen of Spain, which of the parties would you vote for and why?”
A student responded, “I would support the Socialist Workers’ Party of Spain because I’m against the government having too much control over people’s lives.”
I now don’t know how to diagnoze this. A language problem? A confusion in terminology? A simple mistake? Or something bigger than that?
In the two sections of the course, almost everybody responded that they would support the Spanish Socialists, a few said that they wouldn’t support either PSOE or PP because both parties are too conservative, and only one student said she would support the PP because she is repulsed by the endless corruption scandals among Spain’s Socialists.