After the years Spain’s Transition to democracy in the late 1970s, this country is standing at its second major historical crossroads in less than half a century. Following a period of incredible prosperity between 1991 and 2007, the country is currently experiencing the worst economic situation since the “hunger years” following the Civil War in the late 1930s. What is more, the political system’s inability to correct flaws in the market has increased Spanish citizens mistrust in their democracy.
Three factors explain the interrelation between the economic and political crisis currently plaguing Spain. First, an increasing number of citizens believe that neither the economy is under control nor is Spanish democracy.