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Spain / Cortes Abolished #486208

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 18, 1976
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(Studio) Spain's legislature body, Cortes, abolishes itself; to set up West style parliamentary democracy. Yr. after Franco's death, dictatorship being dismantled.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(Madrid, Spain) Popularly elected parliament to become reality next spring. Much credit for move goes to Premier Adolfo Suarez. Unofficial liberation evident. Incls. Communist party mtgs.; strikes more prevalent; certain regions winning back old rights; censorship nearly obsolete. Phalangist party still has support from army and police. [Spanish politician Jose Maria De AREILZA - hopes radical groups won't take undue advantage of this time in Spanish political change.] King Juan Carlos promises Spain to become democracy.
REPORTER: David Burrington

(Studio) Spain was free for only a few years in 30's. Franco overthrew repb. and Spain went under dictatorship.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

Brinkley, David;
Burrington, David

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