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Felipe González Márquez

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González Márquez, Felipe (1942– ), prime minister of Spain (1982–96) and head of Spain's first leftist government since the 1936 Civil War. González Márquez also holds the position of first secretary of Spain's Socialist party and is a lawyer. Under his leadership, Spain joined the European Common Market in 1986. In 1995 he was accused of involvement in death squads (GAL) that killed over 20 ETA supporters in the 1980s. At the general elections of 1996 he was defeated by José María Aznar.

See also: Spain.

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