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Spanish leader promises to spur the economy

Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero promised a raft of measures to stimulate Spain’s ailing economy on Tuesday and challenged the conservative opposition to support the Socialist government in fighting Basque terrorism. In a 90-minute speech to Parliament that was a curtain raiser to Zapatero’s second term in office, the prime minister, who was re-elected in March, said that economic growth and employment rates would be lower than during his first term but insisted that Spain faced the downturn “in very good condition.” Full Story

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