The stupidity of the Spanish election system will be clearly illustrated this coming June as it is more than likely that the local government will be formed by a coalition and probably the city council, also. There are many critics of Britain's first past the post system but at least it means that the need for coalitions is not as great as it is here. Opinion polls already say that eventhough the Partido Popular, (conservatives) will win the elections in June, probably by a landslide, they will not be elected into office because they will still be a few votes short of a majority. Opinion polls suggest that the same could happen in Palma. If the British election system existed in the Balearics the Partido Popular would be firmly established and have a massive majority. But things don't work like that in Spain. So from about now to June we are going to have plenty of political jockeying and infighting. There is a chance that the present five party coalition will be returned to power because the combination of all their votes will be enough to beat the Partido Popular.