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  Spain - MSN Encarta
The constitution established a constitutional monarchy in Spain with the king serving as head of state and symbol of national unity.
The referendum required Spain to remain outside of NATO’s military command structure, prohibited the basing of nuclear weapons in Spain, and reduced the number of United States troops in the country.
A chief priority for Aznar’s government was to reduce Spain’s budget deficit to qualify the nation for the adoption of a common European currency in 1999.
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  Spain - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Spain is a parliamentary monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales.
Spain is bound to the east by Mediterranean Sea (containing the Balearic Islands), to the north by the Bay of Biscay and to its west by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Canary Islands off the African coast are found.
Spain became a unified crown with the union of Castile and Aragon and the conquest of Granada in 1492, and the annexation of Navarre in 1515.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Spain   (8112 words)

  
 Spain (12/06)
In 1979, the first autonomous elections were held in the Basque and Catalan regions, which have the strongest regional traditions by virtue of their history and separate languages.
Spain's accession to the European Community--now European Union (EU)--in January 1986 required the country to open its economy to trade and investment, modernize its industrial base, improve infrastructure, and revise economic legislation to conform to EU guidelines.
Spain has been an effective example of transition from authoritarianism to democracy, as shown in the many trips that Spain's King and Prime Ministers have made to the region.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2878.htm   (3691 words)

  
 spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Spain has long claimed Gibraltar, a narrow peninsula on the south coast, which was taken by a British-Dutch fleet in 1704 and became a British colony under the Treaty of Utrecht (1713).
Spain's continental power was ended by wars with England, the Netherlands, and France in the 17th century and by the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14), which also established the Bourbon (Borbón) dynasty in Spain.
The population of Spain in 2000 was estimated at 39,208,236.
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 SPAIN ESPANA
It also had a significant effect on the upcoming elections in Spain, due in part to the ruling government's insistence that the ETA was the prime suspect in the bombings, even as the evidence of Muslim extremist terrorism rapidly emerged from the police investigation and the international press.
Spain is a parliamentary monarchy, with a hereditary monarch and a bicameral parliament, the Cortes Generales.
Spain is bound to the east by Mediterranean Sea (containing the Balearic Islands), to the north by the Bay of Biscay and to its west by the Atlantic Ocean, where the Canary Islands off the African coast are found.
www.solarnavigator.net /geography/spain.htm   (5288 words)

  
 Spain
Spain managed to avoid both world wars (the only major European country to be spared those horrors) but, in between those wars, was torn by one of the biggest civil wars on European soil (and the biggest in Western Europe since centuries).
Leftist coalitions lose elections only when they fail to deliver that "good" domestic administration that the voters expect from them (nonetheless, Schroeder survived a long time in Germany despite being a bad administrator, precisely because his leftist coalition was a guarantee of non-involvement in foreign politics).
Spain is the first country that has not struck back to the terrorists, but instead accepted their conditions.
www.scaruffi.com /politics/spain.html   (1267 words)

  
 Politics of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Spain takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic constitutional monarchy, whereby the monarch is the Head of State and the President of the Government is the head of government and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The Crown of Spain shall inherited by the successors of H.M. Juan Carlos I de Borbon, the legitimate heir of the historic dynasty.
Spain is, at present, what is called a State of Autonomies, formally unitary but, in fact, functioning as a Federation of Autonomous Communities, each one with different powers (for instance, some have their own educational and health systems co-ordinated by the central government, co-official language and particular cultural identity) and laws.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Spain   (3329 words)

  
 Us Elections
The U.S. mid-term elections are next week and the media has been at the forefront of speculations that Republican-dominated culture in Washington is about to change.
Elections in the Philippines are a step forward for Philippine democracy, even if not for Philippine economics.
With parliamentary elections held on 23rd December Serbia has made an important step towards democracy, kicking away the remaining representatives of the Socialist regime and paving the way for a new breed of reform-minded leaders.
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 CNN.com - Voters punish Aznar on Iraq - May. 26, 2003
Though Aznar insisted the elections were solely about local issues, such as crime and housing, the campaign focused largely on the prime minister, who appeared at dozens of campaign rallies to defend his stance on the war.
Many analysts said the results of the local elections for all of Spain's 8,000 town halls and for 13 of its total 17 powerful regional governments could show whether the Socialist Party has rebounded after seven years in the opposition to Aznar.
Batasuna got 200,000 votes, nearly 20 percent, in the last local elections, and a key question was which party would receive those votes this time, and whether that might improve the prospects for peace in the troubled Basque region, home to about 2 million of Spain's total 40 million population.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/25/spain.elections   (725 words)

  
 SPAIN: Terrorism, Lies and Elections
But it was clear that firm evidence of involvement by fundamentalist Islamic groups, in reprisal for Spain's participation in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, would have devastating consequences for the PP in the national elections.
While people were talking about ETA in Spain, the rest of the world seemed to be watching another movie, perhaps moved by their own fears, or perhaps because they were able to see from afar, in the mangled trains, disturbing signs of the hand of Islamic terrorism.
This is a response to Spain's ''collaboration with the criminals Bush and his allies...to the crimes that you caused in the world, and specifically in Iraq and Afghanistan, and there will be more if God wills it,'' he says in Arabic.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=22857   (1490 words)

  
 The Raw Story | Liberal nationalists win Catalan elections in Spain
With no party obtaining an absolute majority, the election was expected to be followed by tough bargaining about possible coalitions.
The separatist Catalan party ERC was in third place with 14 per cent, followed by the conservative Popular Party (PP) with nearly 11 per cent and the leftist-green ICV with almost 10 per cent.
Voter turnout was estimated at 56 per cent, down from 62 per cent in the 2003 elections.
rawstory.com /news/2006/Liberal_nationalists_win_Catalan_el_11012006.html   (218 words)

  
 Elections in Spain Aznar Cosmopolis
After four years in government, Aznar can not only point to the mentioned economic successes but he was also able to reduce negative preconceptions in parts of the society against the resurgence of representatives of the far right in the ranks of the PP with a certain nostalgia for Franco and his regime.
Even before the elections, the chief of government announced that he would renounce the support from the Basque PNV because it had collaborated with the extremists of Herri Batasuna (HB) that are closely tied to the Basque terror organization ETA.
After the election result became public, the PP supporters sang vicious songs about the small man from Barcelona - Aznar of course can not fully be identified with his supporters.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/cosmo5/spain.htm   (1187 words)

  
 general elections in Spain
Two Green representatives will be placed eighth on the electoral lists in the general elections in the provinces of Seville and Valencia and two others third in the partial senatorial elections in the region of Madrid and the province of Teruel.
Following the deadlock of the institutions after this vote the regional Parliament was dissolved and new elections, called for on 26th October - these were won by the Popular Party with 48.45% of the vote (57 seats), versus 38.97% for the Socialist Party (45 seats) and 8.49% for the Izquierda unida (9 seats).
In May the Socialist Party justified the defection of its representatives by a conspiracy that was supposed to have been concocted by some real estate businessmen, who were close to the Popular Party and opposed to the arrival of a leftwing movement in a position of power.
www.robert-schuman.org /anglais/oee/espagne/default.htm   (2536 words)

  
 CNN.com - Voters punish Aznar on Iraq - May. 26, 2003
Though Aznar insisted the elections were solely about local issues, such as crime and housing, the campaign focused largely on the prime minister, who appeared at dozens of campaign rallies to defend his stance on the war.
Many analysts said the results of the local elections for all of Spain's 8,000 town halls and for 13 of its total 17 powerful regional governments could show whether the Socialist Party has rebounded after seven years in the opposition to Aznar.
Batasuna got 200,000 votes, nearly 20 percent, in the last local elections, and a key question was which party would receive those votes this time, and whether that might improve the prospects for peace in the troubled Basque region, home to about 2 million of Spain's total 40 million population.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/25/spain.elections   (725 words)

  
 Municipal elections, Andalucia, Spain.
The next municipal elections are scheduled for the end of May, 2007.
It’s election time and the party in power has been saving for this moment from the time the mayor entered office.
Additionally the membership of “provincial deputations” are indirectly elected according to the results of municipal elections, and all of their members must be councilors of a town or city in the province.
www.andalucia.com /spain/elections/municipalhome.htm   (306 words)

  
 Spain PM orders troops out of Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Spain's new Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has ordered Spanish troops in Iraq to return home.
Spain has about 1,300 troops stationed in southern central areas of Iraq.
Following his Socialist Party's win in the general election last month, Zapatero had vowed to recall Spanish troops from Iraq unless they come under UN command by June 30, when their mandate expires.
us.rediff.com /news/2004/apr/19spain.htm   (171 words)

  
 Spain elections benefit Osama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The sensational victory of the Socialists in the Sunday General Election in Madrid confounding the poll forecasts and inflicting a grievous punishment on the popular party government for supporting Bush and Blair alliance in the war against Iraq is being viewed an effective, albeit indirect, victory for Osama bin Laden and his gang of terrorists.
Al-Qaeda has not struck in Spain because it is concerned about the aspects of Spain's foreign policy, any more than it acted in New York on 9/11 in protest at the American stance towards Israel or Palestine.
Spain has only known democracy since 1975 and many Spaniards still don't understand what it means - that whilst it grants privileges it also demands responsibility.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/1098460/posts   (1271 words)

  
 CNN.com - Spain vote to test Iraq policy - May. 9, 2003
The elections are for mayors and local councilors in Spain's 8,000 cities and villages, and for officials in 13 of the country's 17 regional governments.
Besides the war, the other focal point of the elections is the unprecedented ban on most of the candidates linked to ETA, the armed separatist group blamed for more than 800 killings in its long fight for Basque independence.
Spain's highest tribunal, the Constitutional Court, issued the order banning the candidates early Friday, just as the official campaign was beginning.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/09/spain.elections   (645 words)

  
 SPAIN: parliamentary elections Senado, 1993
As was the case at the previous elections in 1989, the main challenge to the ruling PSOE came from the centre-right People’s Party (PP), whose candidate for Prime Minister was Mr.
The official two-week election campaign opened on 21 May and was dominated by the holding, for the first time in Spain’s history, of two television debates between the two main contenders, Prime Minister Gonzalez and Mr.
Other highlights of the polling were the disappearance from Spain’s parliamentary landscape of the centrist Democratic and Social Centre (CDS), which in the previous elections had won 14 seats, the decline of the Basque nationalist Herri Batasuna and the rise of a new coalition of regional parties from the Canary Island, which won four seats.
www.ipu.org /parline-e/reports/arc/2294_93.htm   (462 words)

  
 EMIRE: SPAIN - UNION ELECTIONS
Term used in Spain to refer to elections of workforce representatives in enterprises (workers' committee and workers' delegates) and in the public service (staff council and workers' delegates).
It derives from historical factors (the elections of representatives in enterprises within the "Vertical Union" of the Franco regime were called "union elections"), from the prevalence of candidates put forward by trade unions (union slates, called listas sindicales) and from the use of their results as a measure of representativeness (see trade union influence).
Nowadays, although elections may take place at the same time within certain sectors or certain geographical areas, preference is given to staggering the timing of elections in order to avoid confrontation between the major unions.
www.eurofound.eu.int /emire/SPAIN/UNIONELECTIONS-ES.html   (281 words)

  
 Spain's leader stays firm on Iraq pullout - World News - MSNBC.com
Spain's new leader stays firm on Iraq pullout
Spain's prime minister-elect, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, answers questions Wednesday on his intention to pull Spanish troops out of Iraq.
Zougam has already been identified in court documents as a follower of Imad Yarkas, the alleged leader of Spain’s al-Qaida cell who is jailed on suspicion he helped plan the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/4522638   (1106 words)

  
 Spanish Elections (washingtonpost.com)
Do you feel Spain's election results and the new Prime Minister's desire to pull troops from Iraq are directly related to the attacks or was this election result and policy very possible regardless of the attacks.
U.S citizens may not be aware that mass media in Spain -and the rest of Europe- are much more openly politically-aligned to the right or the left in their news coverage than here.
USA: I am very impressed by the people of Spain, who apparently were able to come together in genuine community to oppose terrorism and then accurately direct blame at their government leaders who, in effect, provoked the terrorist attacks by participating the unprovoked United States aggression against Iraq.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A61118-2004Mar15.html   (2422 words)

  
 CNN.com - Close vote in Spain elections - May. 26, 2003
Spanish voters appear to have used local elections to punish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar for his support of the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
The elections had been seen as a referendum on Aznar and his conservative government, which angered Spaniards by supporting the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
The other election focal point was the unprecedented ban on the leftist, pro-independence Batasuna party, linked to the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA that is blamed for more than 800 killings since 1968.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/europe/05/26/spain.elections   (582 words)

  
 Collantes.US — Blog Archive — About the spanish elections   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The overturn of the elections in Spain was driven by several factors.
But for most of the voters, Spain participation on the war was a “low cost” contribution.
So, no matter how may others speculate about it, the election results cannot be changed… now.
collantes.us /archives/2004/03/20/about-the-spanish-elections   (287 words)

  
 National elections, Andalucia, Spain.
Many also felt that Spain’s official support for the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 – to which the vast majority of Spaniards were opposed – had provoked the attack.
The day after the election, Zapatero announced his intention to form a minority PSOE government, without a coalition, saying in a radio interview: “the implicit mandate of the people is for us to form a minority government negotiating accords on each issue with other parliamentary groups”.
Their main achievement in office was to establish Spain as a valuable and enthusiastic member of the European Union, which it joined in 1986 and from which it has benefited considerably.
www.andalucia.com /spain/elections/nationalhome.htm   (697 words)

  
 Spain PM orders troops out of Iraq
Spain's new Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, has ordered Spanish troops in Iraq to return home.
Spain has about 1,300 troops stationed in southern central areas of Iraq.
Following his Socialist Party's win in the general election last month, Zapatero had vowed to recall Spanish troops from Iraq unless they come under UN command by June 30, when their mandate expires.
www.rediff.com /news/2004/apr/19spain.htm   (171 words)

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