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June 21, 1997 | Associated Press
Former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez announced Friday that he is resigning as the head of Spain's Socialists, setting up a battle to choose who will lead the party in the next national election. Gonzalez, prime minister from 1982 to 1996, surprised many at the opening of the party's 34th congress by proclaiming he will not run for reelection as party leader. The post is normally held by the party's candidate for prime minister.
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May 14, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The violent separatist group ETA was the clear loser in elections Sunday for a semiautonomous government in Spain's Basque Country, but there was no outright winner of the bloodied region's polarized vote. The party widely regarded as the ETA's political wing, Euskal Herritarrok, lost half the 14 seats it held in the 75-member Basque parliament--a stark rejection of the guerrilla group's campaign of bombings and assassinations in the name of independence from Spain.
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June 5, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today is an official pre-election "Day of Reflection" in Spain, leaving overheated politicians to quietly ponder the pride and pitfalls of their campaigns and allowing a decisive number of undecided voters to mull from what perspective they should select a new government. See the forest, how well it has grown, Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez has told them in his quest for a fourth term after roughly a decade in office.
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December 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A plumber who served as a city councilor was killed by a bomb that blew up under the seat of his van. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar blamed the separatist group ETA, short for Basque Homeland and Freedom. Francisco Cano, 45, was a councilor of the ruling center-right Popular Party in Viladecavalls, a town of 5,000 in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain.
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December 15, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A plumber who served as a city councilor was killed by a bomb that blew up under the seat of his van. Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar blamed the separatist group ETA, short for Basque Homeland and Freedom. Francisco Cano, 45, was a councilor of the ruling center-right Popular Party in Viladecavalls, a town of 5,000 in the Catalonia region of northeastern Spain.
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May 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
Government ministers joined about 20,000 residents of this fabled Spanish city to protest the slaying of a local politician, whose death was blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. "It's a sad paradox that Pamplona, known for its happy spirit, should be news today because of this action," Mayor Javier Txorau told the crowd before the demonstration began.
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October 30, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pragmatic Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez was elected to a third term Sunday in a national parliamentary vote that proved both a runaway and a cliffhanger. The Socialist victory in the multi-party race was clear in results of exit polls broadcast within minutes after voting ended Sunday evening. Then came hours of waiting to see if Gonzalez had been able to preserve a majority that had been eight seats after the last elections in 1986. He did--barely.
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July 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The opposition Socialist Party elected a young politician who has been compared to Britain's Tony Blair as their new leader, four months after a stinging electoral defeat. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, a congressman from the northern Leon region who has been with the party since he was 19, must now form a leadership group, which will face a vote of approval from the party congress today in Madrid, the capital.
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March 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
The conservative Popular Party--the party tied to the 1939-1975 fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco--declared victory in Spain's election Sunday, saying it had ended the scandal-plagued Socialists' 13 years in power. Jose Maria Aznar, leader of the Popular Party, told thousands of followers in a victory speech that he would represent "all Spain" as prime minister and pledged to offer "a hand held out in tolerance."
NEWS
May 30, 1995 | ELIZABETH NASH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After decades as also-rans, Spanish conservatives basked in political preeminence Monday after a decisive victory in regional and municipal elections around the country. Jose Maria Aznar, leader of the conservative Popular Party, hailed the result as "a sweeping triumph." His party's 35% share of the national vote in multi-party contests marked the best showing ever by a right-wing party in democratic Spanish elections.
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August 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A politician was gunned down in a Basque town in the latest in a series of slayings blamed on the armed Basque separatist group ETA, or Basque Homeland and Freedom. Manuel Indiano, 29, was shot 10 times outside his candy store in Zumarraga, about 250 miles north of Madrid, police said. Indiano died in the town's hospital an hour after the attack. Although not a member of the governing Popular Party, Indiano became a councilor in Zumarraga for the party six months ago.
NEWS
July 23, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
The opposition Socialist Party elected a young politician who has been compared to Britain's Tony Blair as their new leader, four months after a stinging electoral defeat. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, a congressman from the northern Leon region who has been with the party since he was 19, must now form a leadership group, which will face a vote of approval from the party congress today in Madrid, the capital.
NEWS
May 7, 1998 | From Associated Press
Government ministers joined about 20,000 residents of this fabled Spanish city to protest the slaying of a local politician, whose death was blamed on the Basque separatist group ETA. "It's a sad paradox that Pamplona, known for its happy spirit, should be news today because of this action," Mayor Javier Txorau told the crowd before the demonstration began.
NEWS
June 21, 1997 | Associated Press
Former Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez announced Friday that he is resigning as the head of Spain's Socialists, setting up a battle to choose who will lead the party in the next national election. Gonzalez, prime minister from 1982 to 1996, surprised many at the opening of the party's 34th congress by proclaiming he will not run for reelection as party leader. The post is normally held by the party's candidate for prime minister.
NEWS
March 4, 1996 | From Associated Press
The conservative Popular Party--the party tied to the 1939-1975 fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco--declared victory in Spain's election Sunday, saying it had ended the scandal-plagued Socialists' 13 years in power. Jose Maria Aznar, leader of the Popular Party, told thousands of followers in a victory speech that he would represent "all Spain" as prime minister and pledged to offer "a hand held out in tolerance."
NEWS
May 30, 1995 | ELIZABETH NASH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After decades as also-rans, Spanish conservatives basked in political preeminence Monday after a decisive victory in regional and municipal elections around the country. Jose Maria Aznar, leader of the conservative Popular Party, hailed the result as "a sweeping triumph." His party's 35% share of the national vote in multi-party contests marked the best showing ever by a right-wing party in democratic Spanish elections.
NEWS
August 30, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
A politician was gunned down in a Basque town in the latest in a series of slayings blamed on the armed Basque separatist group ETA, or Basque Homeland and Freedom. Manuel Indiano, 29, was shot 10 times outside his candy store in Zumarraga, about 250 miles north of Madrid, police said. Indiano died in the town's hospital an hour after the attack. Although not a member of the governing Popular Party, Indiano became a councilor in Zumarraga for the party six months ago.
NEWS
May 14, 2001 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The violent separatist group ETA was the clear loser in elections Sunday for a semiautonomous government in Spain's Basque Country, but there was no outright winner of the bloodied region's polarized vote. The party widely regarded as the ETA's political wing, Euskal Herritarrok, lost half the 14 seats it held in the 75-member Basque parliament--a stark rejection of the guerrilla group's campaign of bombings and assassinations in the name of independence from Spain.
NEWS
June 5, 1993 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Today is an official pre-election "Day of Reflection" in Spain, leaving overheated politicians to quietly ponder the pride and pitfalls of their campaigns and allowing a decisive number of undecided voters to mull from what perspective they should select a new government. See the forest, how well it has grown, Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez has told them in his quest for a fourth term after roughly a decade in office.
NEWS
October 30, 1989 | WILLIAM D. MONTALBANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pragmatic Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez was elected to a third term Sunday in a national parliamentary vote that proved both a runaway and a cliffhanger. The Socialist victory in the multi-party race was clear in results of exit polls broadcast within minutes after voting ended Sunday evening. Then came hours of waiting to see if Gonzalez had been able to preserve a majority that had been eight seats after the last elections in 1986. He did--barely.
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