Spain from the Early 80's


Franco Dies



1982 - 1996

The PSOE was in power from 1982-1996


December 14, 1988

UGT disagrees on economic policy and begins a strike under Nicolos Redondo.

Aznar Elected

April 1990

Aznar was elected president of the PP party.

PP in Power

1996 - 2004

The Battle of Football

1997 - 1998

Alvarez Cascos led this battle trying to "torpedo" one of the major media groups in Spain.

Education Reform


Terrorist Attack in Madrid

March 11, 2004

192 people were killed in what was the worst terrorist attack in Europe to date.

Zapatero Elected president

March 14, 2004 - 2011

PSOE won general elections and Zapatero was elected president.

People's Party and Rajoy Elected

November 20, 2011

The people's party and Mariano Rajoy were elected with objectives to overcome the economic crisis.