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Felipe González Márquez

(b. 1942)

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Adolfo Suárez González

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 25 Sept. 1932).

Prime Minister of Spain 1976–81 Born in Cebreros (Avila), he received a doctorate degree in law from the University of Madrid, and rose quickly in the...

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Chile

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A long and narrow country on the west coast of South America, occupying some 4600 km (2860 miles) between Peru in the north and Cape Horn.

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On average Chile is...

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José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 4 Aug. 1960).

Prime Minister of Spain, 2004–  Born in Valladolid, he joined the socialist party (PSOE) in 1979, and studied law at the University of Leon. He was first elected...

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Jose Maria Aznar

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 25 Feb. 1953).

Prime Minister of Spain 1996–2004

Early career

Born in Madrid, in his youth he became associated with the anti-democratic and anti-royalist...

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Juan Carlos I

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. 5 Jan. 1938).

King of Spain 1975–  Born in Rome, he was the grandson of King Alfonso XIII, who had left Spain without abdicating on 14 April 1931. In 1947, Franco defined Spain...

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Mário Alberto Nobre Lopes Soares

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(b. Lisbon, 29 Dec. 1924)

Portuguese; Prime Minister 1976–8, 1983–4, President 1986–96 Soares was born in Lisbon, the son of João Soares, a well-known minister of the First...

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Paraguay

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A landlocked country in south-central South America, bordered by Bolivia and Brazil on the north and Argentina on the south.

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The navigable Paraguay River,...

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Popular Party

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Spain's major centre‐right party. Founded in 1989, it was created from a number of parties that emerged from conservative and centre‐right groups of the late Franco era. The most important...

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Socialist Workers' Party of Spain

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(Partido Social Obrero Español, PSOE)

Early history (up to 1960s)

Established on 2 May 1879, it experienced slow growth in a country that was still barely industrialized...

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