The Basque Parliament was elected and the new Basque Government created, which took over the bodies of the pre-autonomous Basque General Council, and started to develop its own structures and departments for selfgovernment. This was another step towards the normalisation of democracy.
Productivity, which is essential to achieve competitiveness in increasingly globalised markets, had increased in our co-operatives by about 6% in real terms, which reduced the effect of labour on the results. This had not prevented the praiseworthy creation of 400 new jobs in the MONDRAGON co-operatives as a whole.
Eroski began the eighties with 100,000 consumer members, which was approximately 15% of all families in Euskadi. A significant figure without doubt.