Spain's Felipe Gonzalez: I Enjoy Politics

Spain's best-known and best-liked politician, now the Prime Minister-elect, is universally called by his first name. It thunders from the throats of thousands of supporters at campaign rallies, and it is even heard on the tongues of such European Socialist leaders as West Germany's Willy Brandt and French President François Mitterrand. "Everybody calls me Felipe. Everywhere," acknowledges Felipe González, 40, the handsome, confident leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (P.S.O.E.), flashing his famous smile.

But for all his informality, González cultivated a serious new image for this year's campaign. Sober suits...

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