• Short Summary

    Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez has retained power in the recent general elections -- but his government now faces the threat of increasingly insistent demands for autonomy from the troubled northern Basque region.

  • Description

    Spanish Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez has retained power in the recent general elections -- but his government now faces the threat of increasingly insistent demands for autonomy from the troubled northern Basque region. Senor Suarez's Centre Democratic Union, won about a hundred and seventy seats in the lower house of parliament -- but the election surprise was the victory in three provinces of the radical Basque group Herri Batasuna, which is believed to be directly linked with the separatist guerrilla group, ETA. The more moderate Basque national Party won eight seats. Shortly before the election, one of their successful candidates, Ramon de la Sota, said in Bilbao that the party was wholly committed to democratic reform and against violence -- and would be presenting a statute of autonomy for consideration by the new parliament.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4R5WGPJZD27Q3AVZEZLWH5AWQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA4R5WGPJZD27Q3AVZEZLWH5AWQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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