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A Stone in Spain's ShoeThe Search for a Solution to the Problem of Gibraltar$
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Peter Gold

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780853232094

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317262

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Gibraltarians Vote to Resist

Gibraltarians Vote to Resist

December 1987-March 1988

Chapter:
(p.130) Fifteen Gibraltarians Vote to Resist
Source:
A Stone in Spain's Shoe
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317262.015

This chapter examines the implications of the outcome of the March 1988 elections in Gibraltar. On a turnout of 76%, Joe Bossano's GSLP put an end to 40 years of Conservative domination in Gibraltar by winning the maximum possible eight of the 15 seats and 58% of the popular vote. Bossano distinguished himself from other leading politicians by rejecting their ‘British–isation’ of Gibraltar — the endorsement of things British — and offering instead a psychological ‘Gibraltar–isation’ — the emancipation of Gibraltar from Britain. Gibraltarian voters showed that they were seeking their own path for the future. The election of Joe Bossano as Chief Minister meant a clear change of attitude by the political leadership in Gibraltar towards the Anglo–Spanish negotiation process.

Keywords:   elections, Joe Bossano, British–isation, Gibraltar–isation

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