Adolfo Suarez
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Spain's first post-Franco PM, Adolfo Suarez, dies at 81

Spain's ex-PM Adolfo Suarez, who guided the nation through the turbulent years following the death of fascist dictator Francisco Franco, has died at 81.

Mr Suarez was taken to hospital on Monday suffering from a respiratory infection.

King Juan Carlos turned to him upon Franco's death in 1975 to try to unite Spain's disparate political factions.

Alpa Patel reports.

  • 24 Mar 2014