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MADRID (Reuters) If you say raining, to a Galician, he will respond it?
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Canada Goose online And it a good clue to the leadership style of Spain next prime minister, center right People Party leader Mariano Rajoy, elected in a landslide on Sunday to lead the country during an impending economic disaster.
A cautious moderate, Rajoy is an unlikely manager for a crisis that demands swift action. One in five workers is out buy canada goose jacket cheap of a job and borrowing costs have soared canada goose clearance to unsustainable levels with canada goose coats on sale a devastating potential break up of the euro currency zone looming over Europe.
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buy canada goose jacket cheap Mr. Normal, he has told people trying to work through his cryptic demeanor.
Canada Goose sale A once avid cycler and fan of the Real Madrid football team, he smokes the occasional cigar. After losing his second race to lead the country in 2008 he survived ugly attacks from members of his own party.
His conformity makes him seem stiff and old fashioned he laments the decline of Latin in the schools and he struggles to relate to frustrated young Spaniards who took to the streets this year to protest their grim job prospects.
Even though he been on the national political scene for more than 20 years Rajoy perspective has never fully moved beyond the cocoon of his middle class provincial upbringing. He and all three of his younger siblings moved smoothly into the meritocracy after a Roman Catholic schooling.
Rajoy (pronounced RAH HOI) wears a beard that covers the scars from a serious car accident that prevented him from shaving after it happened.
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After being elected to several local and regional posts in Galicia in the 1980s, Rajoy moved to Madrid and served in four different ministerial jobs under Jose Maria Aznar, Spain pro Washington prime minister from 1996 2004.
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By all accounts canada goose store a scrupulous man, Rajoy has said he was hurt by accusations that he had lied.
Canada Goose Jackets times of crisis he demonstrates enormous tranquility. He doesn lose patience. He a very temperate person, said Jose Maria Lassalle, a PP moderate and possible culture minister who has buy canada goose jacket known Rajoy for eight years.
Aznar named Rajoy to succeed him as party leader, and if it had not been for an Islamist attack on Madrid commuter trains three days before the 2004 parliamentary election, he would probably already have been prime minister before now.
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Rajoy breaks with that tradition. Even his critics within the party give him credit for promoting moderates such as Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz Gallardon, a shift they say has made the party attractive to a wider range canada goose coats of voters. canadian goose jacket Most Spaniards uk canada goose outlet define themselves as left of center.
hard line right is done with. Franco doesn exist. We are not cavemen, he said heatedly in a conversation with foreign journalists earlier this year.
cheap Canada Goose Rajoy dons jeans and a polo shirt to go for a daily walk in a park near his home in Aravaca, a wealthy neighborhood of Madrid. Sometimes security guards are trailing him at a distance, but sometimes not. He stops and chats with neighbors.
Staying within his provincial comfort zone, Rajoy married a hometown girl. His brother introduced him in 1992 to Elvira Fernandez, 10 years his junior, who studied canada goose black friday sale business administration and was also from Pontevedra, the town Rajoy calls home Canada Goose Outlet though he was born in Santiago de Compostela.
canada goose The two were married in late 1996, when Rajoy was 41 and had recently been sworn in to his first cabinet minister post. They had to change the wedding day because on the originally planned date there was a vote in the lower house.
The couple named their first son Mariano, which was also Rajoy father name, and their second boy Juan.
canadian goose jacket Rajoy is adamant about making his sons, now 12 and six, learn foreign languages, especially English, because he keenly feels his cheap Canada Goose lack of English will be a liability as he tries to lead Spain out of a crisis that requires enormous coordination with other European leaders.