...which at least sounds a lot more sensible and serious than the English version - "acting". It ought to be quite disturbing to think that practically all the politicians in charge of governments on a local, regional and national level at the moment are ... just "acting". Disturbing, or at least ironic, when you consider that even when immersed in their full role, politicians can often be accused of putting on an act. In Spain at the moment we have an acting prime minister (Pedro Sánchez) who won the ... politicians can stop acting and start working to keep all their promises. That's if they can remember the difference between acting and real life.