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"Spain’s Socialists Prepare For Life After Zapatero"

By Ignacio Urquizu

Frontrunners from different political generations compete to win the party leadership as Zapatero prepares his legacy.

On April 2, Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish prime minister and leader of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), announced his decision not to stand for re-election in 2012. This was a decision informed by both personal and political factors. For him, eight years as prime minister is enough time to advance a political vision for Spain, and, as he acknowledged, the job does not come with-out personal sacrifices.

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