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    General Francisco Franco, Spain's 81-year-old leader, left hospital on Tuesday (30 July) after treatment for a circulatory ailment.

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    General Francisco Franco, Spain's 81-year-old leader, left hospital on Tuesday (30 July) after treatment for a circulatory ailment.

    Doctors reported he had fully recovered from a relapse 11 days ago in which he vomited blood from a lesion in the digestive tract.

    He went into hospital three weeks ago suffering from phlebitis -- inflamation of the walls of the vein -- in the thigh.

    Today he left the hospital and steped into his waiting limousine with a wave to thousands of cheering bystanders.

    During his relapse, General Franco appointed his heir apparent, Prince Juan Carlos of Bourbon, acting Chief of State.

    The question was whether he would take back the reins of power or retire and so pave the way for the prince to be proclaimed king of Spain.

    SYNOPSIS: Spain's 81-year-old leader, General Francisco, Franco left a Madrid clinic on Tuesday amid intense security precautions. he entered hospital three weeks ago.

    Doctors said he had fully recovered from phlebitis -- inflammation of the walls of the vein -- despite a relapse eleven days ago.

    During his relapse, General Franco appointed his heir apparent, Prince Juan Carlos of Bourbon, Acting Chief of State. Today he left the hospital and stepped into his waiting limousine amid strict security precautions and before crowds of supporters. General franco's release from hospital had been expected daily since a week ago when hospital authorities said he had fully recovered.

    Today, the question remained, would he take back the reins of power or retire and so pave the way for the prince to be proclaimed king of Spain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2VMEH9ZG6UOXM3SS0PVXSXXJS
    Media URN:
    VLVA2VMEH9ZG6UOXM3SS0PVXSXXJS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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