Payback time. It seems that the Spanish are a little upset that their government tried to adamantly blame the ETA, even after evidence was uncovered that showed they probably weren't responsible. And I guess they are even more upset because of their Prime Minister pulling them into Iraq, against the overwhelming wishes of the nation.
I wonder if the new government will withdraw Spanish soldiers from Iraq. Should be interesting.
Spanish opposition claims victory
Spain's opposition Socialist party has claimed an unexpected victory in the country's general election with almost all the votes counted.
The Socialists have won 43% of the vote while the centre-right Popular Party has garnered 38%, reports say.
The poll has been clouded by claims that al-Qaeda carried out the Madrid bomb attacks that killed 200 people.
Officials said turnout was 62.9% just before voting ended - higher than the 55.5% at the same time in 2000's poll.
Analysts said people had turned out in bigger numbers than predicted in order to defy the bombers who carried out last Thursday's attacks in Madrid.
Investigations continue into who was behind the bombings.
Initially, the government was adamant the Basque separatist organisation Eta was responsible for the bombings, but now it has been forced to admit that al-Qaeda has become the top suspect, the BBC's Richard Galpin in Madrid says.
This comes after a videotaped claim of responsibility by a man identifying himself as al-Qaeda's military spokesman in Europe.
Voters defiant after the horror of Thursday's bomb attacks
But Spanish Foreign Minister Ana Palacio told the BBC Eta was still a strong suspect, and said police were not ruling out a possible collaboration between Eta and al-Qaeda.
Three Moroccans and two Indians are being held in connection with the attacks.
Germany has called an urgent meeting of EU interior ministers to discuss the situation.
Black ribbons hung from polling booths and voters' lapels on Sunday.
Cayetano Abad, one of the 1,500 wounded in last Thursday's attacks, was driven to a polling station in an ambulance.
"I've come to show that everything carries on, that we cannot stand idle," he said, bandaged and wearing a neck brace.
Duty to vote
Many people admitted they had not planned to vote until the bombings.
"I have two friends who have never voted in their lives and they're going to vote in this one," said 41-year-old businessman Carlos Bermudez.
Outgoing Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and his wife were booed and jostled as they arrived to cast their votes.
I wanted to feel a little bit better, because at home I can't do anything
Bombs' impact on elections
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As he tried to address supporters, he was drowned out by cries of "manipulators", "liars" and "peace".
Mariano Rajoy - who is to succeed Mr Aznar if their Popular Party (PP) is returned to office - was also forced to find cover after youths hurled abuse as he voted.
The videotape was found in a litter bin on Saturday following an anonymous tip-off to a Madrid television station.
In the video, a man speaking Arabic with a Moroccan accent says the attacks were revenge for Spain's "collaboration with the criminals Bush and his allies".
The Spanish government backed the US-led invasion of Iraq last year despite polls showing 90% opposition to it from the Spanish public.