Spain: Facing the Future

At long last, Spain's Francisco Franco faced up to the fact that he is mortal. For 25 years, the Spanish dictator has stubbornly clung to all the reins of power and refused publicly to designate a successor. Last week, giving way to growing pressure for change and acknowledging his 69 years, Franco did what few dictators have the nerve to do: selected an heir apparent. His choice: tough, crusty Captain General Agustin Munoz Grandes, 66, chief of the Spanish General Staff and an old friend of El Candillo's (see box). Munoz Grandes...

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