Attempted coup in Spain

When Spanish dictator General Franco died in 1975 Spain became a democracy. Just 6 years later all 350 of the MPs were taken hostage. We hear from EU commissioner Joaquin Almunia who was one of them.

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Thu 25 Feb 2010 08:50 GMT

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