It isn’t just the weather that has calmed down, the politicians who are taking part in the general election ceased canvassing yesterday in readiness for today’s voting.
It looks like a forgone conclusion with the conservatives set to win over the socialists. The only question now is, how much of a majority will Mariano Rajoy have by tomorrow.
A new government won’t provide an instant fix though because Spain's biggest problem remains the money owed to banks for property or land bought during a decade-long boom fuelled by cheap credit. Now the country is in crisis; growth is zero and unemployment has hit 23%.
During the boom years, children left school at 16 because they could easily walk into jobs on construction sites and earn €3,000 a month working a three-and-a-half-day week. Not any more, even those who stayed at school and gained qualifications up to and including university degrees are struggling to find employment.
To compound the problem for those who can no longer meet their mortgage payments, the value of repossessions has dropped drastically from the inflamed prices that people paid just a few years ago. And to make matters worse, they will still have to pay off their debt once their houses have been repossessed.
Rajoy and the conservatives have been very quiet about their plans for economic recovery, let’s hope they have some aces up the sleeve.