Parliament dissolved


Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero signed the papers dissolving parliament yesterday and effectively started the campaign for the general election to be held on 20th November.

Zapatero also confirmed that he was retiring from politics.

The next session of the new parliament could be held on 13th December, with a government in place by 23rd December, according to the newspaper El País.

Although campaigning for the general election has already started, the official campaign does not begin until 3rd November.

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