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First Spanish prime minister, Adolfo Suarez (81) dies

Published 24/03/2014 | 02:30

File photo of Spain's Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez , left, as he meets with U.S. President Jimmy Carter at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Dennis Cook.
File photo of Spain's Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez , left, as he meets with U.S. President Jimmy Carter at the White House in Washington. AP Photo/Dennis Cook.

Adolfo Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under Gen Francisco Franco, has died aged 81.

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Suarez died yesterday afternoon in Madrid's Cemtro Clinic hospital, family spokesman Fermin Urbiola said. Suarez had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for a decade.

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