Spain at the Polls

Joseph, Allen
July 1977
New Republic;7/2/77, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p22
Looks at the history and state of politics and government in Spain as of July 1977. Reference to the effect of Francisco Franco's, dictator of Spain, death; Comments on the democratization process of Spain; Information regarding the political parties and coalitions participating in Spain's general elections; Description of issues taken in by parties for campaigning; View that the most impressive aspect of the election campaign was the absolute openness; Comments on the result of the election.


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