TITLE

LA «OPERACIÓN ROCA». EL FRACASO DE UN PROYECTO LIBERAL EN LA ESPAÑA DE LOS 80

AUTHOR(S)
Magaldi Fernández, Adrián
PUB. DATE
January 2019
SOURCE
Historia Contemporanea;2019, Vol. 59, p307
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The collapse of Union of Democratic Center (UCD) made the various sectors that were part of it seek a new place in the political stage. While the suarists tried to refound the center from the CDS, the Christian-Democrats approached Fraga and the Social-Democrats joined the PSOE. The great orphans left by the disappearance of UCD were the Liberals. This group tried to find its new place, at first, around Antonio Garrigues Walker, who tried it unsuccessfully through the Liberal Democratic Party (PDL). At the end, it was the called Operation Roca, which capitalized on these attempts. Thus, the Democratic Reformist Party (PRD) was born around the figure of the Catalan politician, with the purpose of forming a liberal-democratic party that would be key in Spanish politics. The project generated broad interest in numerous sectors of society, which soon became frustrated after the failure of the PRD in the 1986 elections. This article aims to analyze the history of this political project to understand the reasons for its failure.
ACCESSION #
135491460

 

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