Tough times for Spain as austerity will be the rule. Cuts are expected in all social benefits, only pensions will be spared since they benefit 1 out of 5 Spaniards. For political analyst, Arantza de Areilza the public administration will shrink to trim the state deficit to 4,4% next year.
Arantza de Areilza, a professor in IE Business School, said, “They will have to cut the salaries of civil servants by 5% for instance and secondly I think they will reduce the number of civil servant jobs in Spain drastically. They know that they will have to undertake these reforms in the first hundred days. ” Read more… 
So the landslide victory for Mr. Rajoy would be a poisoned chalice with unpopular measures that will mean a very short honeymoon with the voters.
As published in english.cntv.cn  on November 22, 2011.