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Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid | by roy.luck
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Congreso de los Diputados, Madrid

On election day the center-right Partido Popular is poised for big gains. Sure enough, PP gained 32 seats and the Socialists lost 59 seats - handing government to the PP and party leader Mariono Rajoy. Sepia-tone image.

 

The building dates from 1843-1850. The lions were recast from melted cannons captured during an obscure war with Morocco in 1859-1860.

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Taken on November 20, 2011