Spain and Portuguals’ Socialist Prime Ministers have organised joint electoral rallies in a show of transnational unity ahead of the European elections on June the 7th.First José Socrates of Portugal accompanied his Spanish counterpart José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to a party meeting in Valencia. His message was a plea to turn out and vote: “These elections are an opportunity for a change similar to that which occured when the United States elected Barak Obama,” he told the crowds. The pair then boarded a jet together to repeat their double act in front of Portuguese supporters in Coimbra. The two leaders said a vote for the socialists was a vote for modernity and a new future. But as incumbent Prime Ministers at a time of deep economic crisis they face a difficult electoral challenge – and more than half of those quizzed for an opinion poll in Spain said they had little or no interest in the debate on the future of Europe.
Portuguese and Spanish Prime Ministers unite for EU election rallies