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Monday, March 24, 2014

Adolfo Suárez has died

picture from Wikipedia
Adolfo Suárez, Spain's first Prime Minister following Franco's dictatorship, the man who led a successful transition to democracy, died on Sunday afternoon.

Why was he so relevant?

  • He was King Juan Carlos closest collaborator during Transición (1976-1981).
  • He engineered the process that led to the Referendum to pass the Constitución of 1978 and the first democratic elections.
  • During his term most of the laws from the former Dictatorship were changed and made democratic.
  • The Communist party became legal.
  • He defended democracy during the coup d'état lead that took place on February 23, 1981, when guard Lieutenant Colonel Antonio Tejero and a group of the armed men stormed into Congress the day lawmakers were voting on the prime minister’s successor, Leopoldo Calvo Sotelo.
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