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Zapatero makes final appearance before Senate

The outgoing Prime Minister, José Luís Rodríguez Zapatero has made his last appearance before the Senate today.

Speaking to the nation’s upper legislative body this afternoon Zapatero conceded that he would like to have been able to reform the role of the Senate during his premiership, and lamented that he had been unable to do so.

The spokesman for the Partido Popular in the Senate, Pío García-Escudero, dispensed with hostilities and instead paid tribute to the way Zapatero had comported himself before the Senate during his years as Prime Minister, and for his regular appearances to answer questions from the Senators.

Zapatero, who has decided not to seek re-election, will make one final appearance before Congress before both chambers rise and the election campaign begins officially.