SPAIN: A New King With Clout

The latest European crowned head to make a bicentennial visit to the U.S. is, in political terms, probably the most interesting. Accompanied by his attractive Greek-born wife Sofia, Spain's King Juan Carlos I, 38, is scheduled to arrive this week for a four-day ceremonial visit to Washington and New York City. Americans will be primarily interested in appraising the inexperienced monarch who is trying to guide Spain out of Franco's reactionary past into a progressive future, without disrupting the country and without antagonizing its emerging political factions, right and left.

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