SPAIN: Election

A pudgy gentleman with sparse unruly white hair and a toothbrush mustache stood patiently in line for nearly an hour under the dusty pepper trees by a Madrid polling place last week before he was recognized: Alcala Zamora, Provisional President of Spain.

The election last week for the first Spanish Parliament in seven years returned President Alcala Zamora (as a Deputy from Saragossa) and every member of his Cabinet. Numerous parties entered candidates, but as foreseen, conservative Republicans and moderate Socialists swept the boards. Communists made no progress. The only districts that...

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