Spain: The Pretender's Cabinet

Spanish law decrees that Generalissimo Francisco Franco will one day be succeeded by a king or else a regent. But who? For years Spaniards have debated the question, but it took Franco's new and liberalized press laws to show how divided public opinion is on the subject. Since the law went into effect three months ago, the letters and editorial columns of Spain's dailies have been filled with increasingly confusing debates among supporters of the seven assorted claimants to the throne.

The premier Pretender, Don Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, 52, third son* of Spain's last King, Alfonso XIII, decided to...

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