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Spain's Oppn concedes defeat in general elections

The government of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero earlier claimed victory.

world Updated: Mar 11, 2008 08:42 IST

Spain's conservative opposition Popular Party conceded defeat to the ruling Socialists in general elections on Sunday.

"It seems that the (Socialist) victory is clear and they have won a good fight," the PP's chief strategist, Pio Garcia Escudero, said in a televised address.

The government of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero earlier claimed victory.

"It is a great victory," the Socialist Party's secretary general, Jose Blanco, annnounced on television. "With Zapatero, Spain in 2012 will be better than in 2008."

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