• Short Summary

    Senor Manuel Fraga, the Interior Minister in the late General Franco's Spanish Government, held a news conference in Madrid on Thursday (21 October) to outline the policies of a new right wing political party.

  • Description

    Senor Manuel Fraga, the Interior Minister in the late General Franco's Spanish Government, held a news conference in Madrid on Thursday (21 October) to outline the policies of a new right wing political party.

    SYNOPSIS: Senor Fraga is the co-founder of the new party -- the Alianza Popular (Popular Alliance). The group includes six former Government Ministers.

    Senor Fraga told the conference his party was hoping to mobilise the 'millions of Spaniards who want a freer society, but refuse to jeopardise the peace and economic progress they enjoyed under General Franco". Political observers in Spain see the new party as the right wing's answer to another recently formed alliance -- the Democratic Co-ordination which includes members of the Communist Party, Socialists and Christian Democrats.

    Senor Fraga said his party would campaign on several main issues: the retention of law and order, the restoration of a unified Spain and non recognition of the Communist Party. He said he expected to gain a "reasonable percentage" of the vote in Spain's next general elections, which are scheduled to take place before June next year.

    The elections will be the first direct elections to be held in Spain since the 1936-39 civil war which was sparked by a left wing victory at the polls.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6BYRQ64WLXXEFO0AQZYENOMA5
    Media URN:
    VLVA6BYRQ64WLXXEFO0AQZYENOMA5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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