SPAIN: Father Out

Last week "The Father of the Second Spanish Republic," eloquent, softhearted President Niceto Alcalà Zamora y Torres, 58, was brazenly voted out of office, 238-to-5, by the Spanish Cortes (Parliament).

The act ranked high among samples of the ingratitude of republics. It had been Zamora in 1931 who demanded King Alfonso XIII's abdication and proclaimed the Republic. Since then, during Spain's wild swings from Left to Right to Left in last February's general elections, President Zamora, a pious Catholic, has stayed in the unlovable middle. So outraged was he by his suspicion that his old friend Manuel Azaña,...

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