One of Spain's two main national political parties, the other being the PSOE - Partido Socialista Obrero Español. The PP defines itself as a party of the center right. The PP won the Spanish general elections for the first time in 1996, but without an absolute majority. It won in 2000 with an absolute majority, but lost power in 2005. In the 2008 general elections it increased its share of the vote, but remained the main opposition party. It aims to make the economy more flexible, defeat Basque terrorism and support the European Union.