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    MADRID, SPAIN

    Spain's socialists scored a major victory in the October 28 general elections.

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    1. SCU PULL BACK TO SV INT Returning officer reading results. 0.11
    2. GV PAN Crowd applauding as they hear results over loud-speaker. 0.18
    3. GV Newly-elected Prime Minister, Socialist candidate Felipe Gonzalez acknowledging crowd's cheers and applause. 0.23
    4. SV Crowd listens, then applauds Gonzalez's speech of acceptance. (SOT). (2 SHOTS) 0.50
    5. GV/SV/PAN Crowd celebrating results in street. (3 SHOTS) 1.15
    6. SV PAN Motorists hooting and making V for Victory sign. 1.23
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    Background: MADRID, SPAIN

    Spain's socialists scored a major victory in the October 28 general elections. The Socialist Workers' Party led by 40-year-old Lawyer Felipe Gonzalez won 201 of the 350 seats in the Cortes (Parliament) six years after regaining legal status. The ruling union of the Democratic Centre retained only 11 of its 167 seats. Twelve cabinet ministers were not re-elected. The success of the socialists' nearest rivals the right-wing Popular Alliance,led by Manuel Fraga, saw their seats increase from nine to 105 and the Spanish political system transformed into a two-party Parliament. In his speech of acceptance, Senor Gonzalez said the election results were a victory for Spanish democracy. He also called on all citizens to take part in the modernisation and progress of the nation. Thousands of jubilant Socialist voters danced and cheered on the Plaza Mayor in central Madrid to celebrate their triumph. The Socialist victory ends and era of conservative rule stretching back to the 1936-39 civil war in which General Francisco Franco ousted a Socialist and Communist Republic to impose an authoritarian right-wing state. The Communists today, however, have been relegated to the state of minor party, retaining only 6 of 23 seats they had won in 1979.

    Source: TELEVISIONE ESPANGNE

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZZR41Q0V3Q60FVEJ7FIGZ7DG
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZZR41Q0V3Q60FVEJ7FIGZ7DG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    N/A

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