Why Socialist Spain Will Move Toward The Middle

Although his fellow Socialists have tumbled from grace everywhere else in Europe, Spain's Felipe Gonz lez survived the conservative wave, clinging narrowly to power in the June 6 elections. But Spain may be in for a new incarnation of its marathon Prime Minister, who has ruled for 11 years. Lacking a parliamentary majority for the first time in his four terms, Gonz lez paradoxically may be more able to push Spain toward the free-market economic reforms it so badly needs.

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