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The first edition of this newspaper was published a few months after the death of the military dictator Francisco Franco. It is seen as the first paper to show commitment to a democratic society, while the other papers first had to try and come to terms with their past under the dictatorship. In the times of insecurity during the military putsch of 23 February 1981 El País ran a special edition in which it clearly declared its support for democracy.

Medium: daily
Political orientation: Left liberal
Circulation: 392,000 (2009)
Frequency of publication: Monday to Sunday

Location: Madrid, Spain
Publisher: Prisa
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1976

Calle de Miguel Yuste, 40
28037 Madrid
Phone: 0034-913 276 374‎

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1.  El País - Spain | 17/12/2014

Currency crisis threatens global economy

If the Russian economy collapses it could trigger another global financial crisis, the left-liberal daily El País warns: "The rouble's fall is a symptom of ... » more

2.  El País - Spain | 17/12/2014

Lame duck Obama picking up speed

Since it became clear that without a majority in both houses of Congress US President Barack Obama must govern as a "lame duck", he has ... » more

3.  El País - Spain | 10/12/2014

Monitor agents, close down Guantánamo

The left-liberal daily El País sees a unique opportunity for Obama to finally shut down Guantánamo: "If one thing has become clear it's the imperative ... » more

4.  El País - Spain | 08/12/2014

Finland must not give up writing by hand

As of 2016 learning to write by hand will no longer be mandatory in Finland's schools. Instead pupils will make greater use of keyboards. The ... » more

5.  El País - Spain | 25/11/2014

Sócrates left Portuguese in the lurch

Portugal is in shock after the arrest of ex-prime minister José Sócrates on Friday, the left-liberal daily El País observes, explaining why: "Although we don't ... » more

6.  El País - Spain | 17/11/2014

Fundamental criticism of Podemos little help

Spain's new Left party Podemos elected the MEP Pablo Iglesias as its secretary general in an online vote on Saturday. In his inaugural address Iglesias ... » more

7.  El País - Spain | 06/11/2014

Federico Mayor Zaragoza hopes for the new beginning missed in 1989

During the period of transition after the Iron Curtain came down Europe missed a unique opportunity to achieve a truly democratic union, former director-general of ... » more

8.  El País - Spain | 05/11/2014

Clever company initiative against unemployment

On Monday Spain's 18 largest companies presented their "Plan España 2018", a strategy for bringing the country's unemployment rate down to eleven percent within the ... » more

9.  El País - Spain | 31/10/2014

US monetary policy years ahead of Europe's

The US Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday the end of its monthly purchases of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities aimed at stimulating the economy. It ... » more

10.  El País - Spain | 17/10/2014

Security Council seat a chance for Madrid

The UN General Assembly has voted to give Spain a seat on its Security Council for the next two years. The country was able to ... » more


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