In April 1990, at the Tenth Congress of the PP, Aznar was elected president of the party.
There is an outbreak of corruption scandals and lawsuits related to GAL which lead to home office leaders to be jailed.
Both events concealed the erosion of social support
PSOE finally lost the elections against the renewed
Party led by José María Aznar
There was economic along with the end of the political tension and the other parties leadership crisis facilitated the PP to
obtain an absolute majority in the 2000 elections
The strong response to the education reform of 2002 resulted as another obstacle in the comfortable political hegemony of the PP
PSOE won making José Luis Rodríguez
Zapatero the fifth president to take power in democratic Spain
a new agreement was reached for regional funding, and the advertising in RTVE was eliminated, strengthening its public service nature
PSOE and Zapatero won again the general elections with majority of seat.