14 Jan The Story Behind The Hanging Ham. Spain produces a mind-blowing 40 million hams per year, with jamón popping up on tapas plates and in dishes for almost every meal of the day. Approximately 5% of this meat comes from Ibérico hogs. These black hoofed, nearly-hairless, dark-colored pigs have been. 27 Jun Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week's shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain's warring politicians to form a government. Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's center-right. The Spanish general election was held on Sunday, 20 December , to elect the 11th Cortes Generales of the Kingdom of Spain. All seats in the Congress of Deputies were up for election, as well as of seats in the Senate. At exactly 4 years and one month since the previous general election, this.