Thanks to the Election

Of all the topics I have taught so far this semester – and there’s been some really fascinating stuff – the one that awakened the greatest enthusiasm and the biggest number of questions from students is the topic of Spain’s electoral system.

I didn’t manage to teach half of the material I prepared because I spent most of the class answering questions. Obviously, this is due to the upcoming election. Students are fascinated by the possibility of a multi-party political system and wonder if it works better than the two-party system that exists here. Spain, of course, is a huge letdown for the enthusiasts of the multi-party system but what can I do? I teach Spain, not the US.

It was an unexpectedly great class. Usually, Spain’s electoral system has a bit of a soporific effect on people but today was glorious.

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