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Spain's Communists, hurt in voting, replace leader

Spain's Communist Party elected 37-year-old Gerardo Iglesias its new leader.

Mr. Iglesias, a former coal miner from the Asturias region of north Spain, replaces Santiago Carrillo, who resigned as secretary-general after the party slipped from 23 parliamentary seats to 4 in the general elections that brought the Socialists to power.

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Mr. Iglesias said he would make no major changes, adding that the best way to revive the party was to follow present policies, including adherence to Eurocommunism.

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