The People’s Party has won an overwhelming victory in elections in Spain on Sunday. The PP is generally described as “right of center” (on the European scale). The evolution of political parties in Spain has been pretty hard to follow, but the roots of the PP go back to the dictatorship of Francisco Franco, who led the country during the Spanish Civil War, through World War II and up until the mid 1970s.
(the title is a reference to the recurring “news” item on NBC’s Saturday Night Live during the first season)
In times of uncertainty, it is almost always the case people in a State of Fear will rally around a strong leader who promises to restore order if you just trust them with unconstrained power.