Spain conservatives stress jobs in electoral plan

AP News

11/1/2011 5:37:50 AM - AP News

Conservatives widely expected to win Spain's upcoming general election are promising tax cuts for businesses and other economic stimulus measures as the country struggles with a 21.5 joblessness rate.

But they elude any specifics on what this will cost and how Spain will meet deficit-reduction targets.

The Popular Party released its 214-page program on its website Tuesday, a day after its executive committee approved it during a meeting at which newspapers said there were members who had not even seen the whole document.

Party leader Mariano Rajoy is expected to win a landslide majority in the Nov. 20 election. He would inherit an economy that reportedly posted zero growth in the third quarter, amid many other woes.