SPAIN: New Era Cabinet

In a dictatorship, the Cabinet is a battleground where the chief predators of the regime establish their power positions and fight off attacks and incursions by others. The backbiting is likely to be bitterest as the body politic nears the point of exhaustion. In Spain, which is facing a major economic crisis as a result of 20 years of political mismanagement and economic neglect, Cabinet meetings during the past six months have been getting rougher and tougher; Monarchists boldly attacked the Falange Party, the Falangists demanded complete control of the state apparatus,...

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