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PASSINGS: Manuel Fraga Iribarne

PASSINGS: Manuel Fraga Iribarne

Manuel Fraga Iribarne, 89, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain's ruling conservative party and was the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco's right-wing regime, died Sunday of heart failure at his Madrid home, according to the Spanish news agency Europa Press. In a career spanning 60 years, Fraga served as Franco's information and tourism minister and as Spain's interior minister after the dictator died in 1975. He helped write the country's post-Franco, democratic Constitution that was passed in 1978 when democracy was restored. Fraga also ran his native Galicia region with a tight grip from 1990 to 2005 and then settled into a seat in the...

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