SPAIN: The President: I Resign!

In the midst of a session last week of Spain's National Assembly, the honor of Provisional President Niceto Alcala Zamora went off halfcocked, left Spain for one hour with no Chief Executive.

President Alcala Zamora had been arguing from the Government Bench for modification of a bill to expropriate the estates of Spanish grandees and landed gentry. He urged the committee drafting the bill to "move not too fast," hinted that their direction was already too radical. Suddenly Senor Jiminez Asua, Socialist Committee Chairman, blazed:

"The President is nullifying this committee's work by attacking...

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