Spain: El Caudillo's Legacy

Even dictators face death, and on that certitude Spain's Francisco Franco, 76 and ailing, has for months been fashioning a succession to his liking. Three months ago, he decreed the restoration of a constitutional monarchy after his death; at his direction, Spain's Parliament designated bland, handsome Juan Carlos de Borbón y Borbón, 31, as eventual Chief of State. To ensure that the actual governing of Spain will be in expert hands, Franco has also been planning the Cabinet that he wants to leave in charge of the country. Last week, in the...

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