Spanish Politicians

Cristina Mateo / most of the Spanish political class lacks knowledge of languages and has not adapted even to the use of social networks. The majority of politicians lacks work experience since accessing the match to finish the studies that away them from reality. If our politicians had to pass a test in all likelihood suspended two almost fundamental subjects to exercise their profession: languages and the use of new technologies to communicate with citizens. So do believe some experts, which, however, not considered to be essential to a university degree to be an excellent politician. Experts observe other deficiencies in most of the political class, as the lack of work experience – whatever your degree-prior to its entry into the public activity, and little interest in further training when they have reached a relevant post. By the same author: Connecticut Senator. Without languages as the Spaniards of his generation, a large majority of political leaders does not dominate others languages other than the mother nor, of course, English.

It is the case of the two main political leaders. Neither the Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, nor the maximum leader of the PP Mariano Rajoy, speak the language of Shakespeare, although they have knowledge of French. Therefore, the presence of a translator is common in the images of both in his meetings with foreign leaders, which is more difficult to discuss in informal meetings or in the hallways, where draught, such decisions are sometimes made and as subrayael Professor of relations international of the University of the country Basque Noah Cornago. Not the case with other politicians. Such exceptional cases include Senator and founding President of the PP, Manuel Fraga, who speaks seven languages; the former President of the Generalitat Jordi Pujol, who knows five, and the President of the community of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, who speaks fluent English and French. Anyway, some experts, such as Norma Bernard, Director of the Instituto Jaime Vera of the IDEAS Foundation, they say that when certain levels of responsibility are met, it is difficult to remain, also in languages.