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Spain / Dictatorship / Democracy #243447

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 19, 1976
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(Studio) In year since Spanish dictator Franco's death, Spain has made strides away from dictatorship. Yesterday Spain's ruling body abolished itself; to set up 2 house legislature
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Near Madrid, Spain) Spain now at halfway point between dictatorship and democracy. King Juan Carlos pushing for reelections next year Carlos recs. visitors from west Europe constantly; hopes these visits will help Spain into Common Mkt. and NATO. New mood exists in Spain; details given. Prime Min. Adolfo Suarez picked by Carlos to guide Spain to democracy. Spain's economy outlook reviewed. Socialist party head Felipe Gonzales counts on troubled economy to bring left into power. On opposite side, division exists. Joaquin Ruiz to play important part in new Spain as leader of Christian Democratic party Prospects for Spain as democracy summarized by reporter
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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