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By Pilar Ortuño Anaya

Pilar Ortuño Anaya breaks new floor within the research of the overseas dimensions of the Spanish transition to democracy. She argues that categorical members and corporations made an important contribution to the democratization technique. Dr Ortuño Anaya establishes for the 1st time the position performed via ecu socialist and alternate union enterprises, specifically the German Social Democratic get together and its affiliated unions, the Labour activities within the uk, and the French Socialists.

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He also asserted that the SI had a great interest in Spain and particularly in the existence of a strong Socialist Party. The PSOE(r) accused the SI of following an improper procedure in not consulting with it beforehand. It felt that the SI’s initiative had become an obstacle to the reunification of the PSOE. During the meeting, Balcomb proposed the reunification of the Socialists without Llopis. 46 The strength of the PSOE(r)’s opinion on the SI’s initiative was again made clear by Francisco López Real in an interview with Rodney Balcomb in Brussels soon after the meeting in Paris.

Nevertheless, five members of the Executive, led by Llopis, then decided to cancel the XII Party Congress. However, the full Executive Committee, including the members from the interior and the exterior, voted unanimously in May 1972 to hold the 12th Congress in August 1972. Instead of following the instruction of the Executive Committee, Llopis sought to have the Congress postponed until later in the year. Despite the opposition of five Executive Committee members from the exterior, a Congress organised by the interior, which received the full support of the UGT and of the Young Socialists (JSE), was held in August 1972 in Toulouse.

26 In August 1970 there was a confrontation between the factions of the PSOE during the XI Congress of the PSOE, held in Toulouse. Since 1958, the Executive Committee of the PSOE had given an equal number of seats to representatives of the Party inside Spain and in exile. Felipe González defended the autonomy of the Party inside Spain, which was supported by most of the Socialist groups inside Spain. It was agreed that a majority of seats on the Executive of the PSOE should be allocated to representatives of the party members living in Spain and that the Executive Committee should consist of 16 members, 9 living inside Spain and the remaining 7 living outside Spain.

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