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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 | 08/04/2014

More transparent Vatican Bank has a future

Following a series of scandals, the Institute for the Works of Religion (IOR), commonly known as the Vatican Bank, is to be reformed rather than ... » more

2.  El País - Spain | 01/04/2014

Valls' appointment is positive signal

The appointment of Manuel Valls as French prime minister shows Hollande's determination to adopt a reform course, the left-liberal daily El País writes approvingly: "What ... » more

3.  El País - Spain | 21/03/2014

Focus on supporting Kiev

Rather than concentrating solely on Crimea, Europe should above all support the rest of Ukraine, former EU high representative for foreign policy Javier Solana writes ... » more

4.  El País - Spain | 14/03/2014

Hold cards close to chest in Crimean poker

The menace of sanctions can only be effective if they are imposed when push comes to shove, Lluís Bassets, deputy chief editor of the left-liberal ... » more

5.  El País - Spain | 13/03/2014

Electoral reform doesn't make Italy governable

Italy's Chamber of Deputies gave the green light on Wednesday for the electoral law reform proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. This won't make the ... » more

6.  El País - Spain | 10/03/2014

Francesc de Carreras calls on EU to fight separatism

The EU has a vital interest in putting an end to the secessionist ambitions within its member states, such as those of Catalonia and Scotland, ... » more

7.  El País - Spain | 06/03/2014

Stop business as usual with Russia

Europe must make it clear to Russia that acts of aggression like the invasion of Ukraine will have repercussions, political analyst José Ignacio Torreblanca admonishes ... » more

8.  El País - Spain | 03/03/2014

Madrid hiding history from the people

A new transparency law regulating access to information held by Spanish authorities came into effect last December. Unfortunately it contains many restrictions, the left-liberal daily ... » more

9.  El País - Spain | 18/02/2014

Sanctions against Switzerland are justified

The European Commission threatened on Monday to exclude Swiss students from the Erasmus exchange programme if the country restricts the free movement of EU citizens. ... » more

10.  El País - Spain | 15/02/2014

PM doomed to fail

Renzi won't be able to stay in power for long, the deputy chief editor of the left-liberal daily El País predicts in his blog: "It's ... » more


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