VI Legislature

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The PP won for the first time with a simple majority of the 1996 general election, government presented in conjunction with Union del Pueblo Navarro Partido Popular and Partido Aragones (RAP-DB), issues obteniendo 9716006 (39.18 of the total votes) and 156 seats. After the elections will form a coalition of right-wing parties and Jose Maria Aznar’s government was inaugurated president with 181 votes in favor, exceeding the absolute majority (175), with the support of 5 seats PNV, CiU and 16 seats Coalicion Canaria 4 seats .
The People’s Party came to power after the parliamentary socialist V 1993-1996, inheriting a election delicate political situation after the scandals of Banesto, the KIO, Grand Tibidabo, files, iraq Ibercop, the Gabriel Urralburu in Navarre and in the Manuel Oller Andalucia, the director general of the Civil Guard Luis Roldan and the governor of the Banco de Espana. And economy with big problems, 2,335,425 registered unemployed persons (around 15 of the population) in April 1996, Socialist government last month.
Jose Maria Aznar
To take the first steps the new government were based on the liberalization of the economy, reduce the public deficit and try to compliance with the conditions imposed by the Maastricht Treaty to ensure the entry of Spain into the first group of countries adopting the Euro . In mid-1996 was met only those relating to interest rates falling clinton to meet the requirements with respect to inflation (less than 2.7 ) interest rate long-term (less than 7.8 ) the general government deficit (less than 3 ) and debt (less than 60 ). Spain finally after all the conditions, membership military in the leading countries of the Euro in December 1997.
Based on these objectives will be contained by reducing public spending in interest expense of government race from 5.3 to 2.7 of GDP, froze salaries in the public sector, slowing increases in budgets than Since then the difference in social management grow below the real growth of the economy. Introduced significant liberalization measures initiated in 1996, he underwent the professional activity of bush the colegiadas professions’ to competition law and imposed price liberalization. Liberalizing the telecommunications market, regulating the cable television and mobile telephony was liberalized. The People’s Party attempted to amend the restrictive law passed by the trade of the PSOE government in 1985 but not carried forward to not having the support of CiU. Liberalization policy measures were initiated from the ground, seeking calificacion land not be religion developed that will be determined only on the basis of environmental and landscape. A Constitutional Court ruling, after an appeal by the PSOE, rioja political prevented.
Many public enterprises were privatized, as Argentaria, Enagas, Repsol, Endesa and Telefonica in the first group, many of which generated costs, while others functioned satisfactorily. Subsequently privatized firms that were still completely published in its entirety, Aceralia, George bush Tabacalera and finally Iberia or Santa Barbara , reducing the stock of the state in Spanish market capitalization of 10.87 in 1996 to 0.52 in 2004 (balance sheet SEPI MEH). In 1999 he took out a tax reform by lowering economic the income tax vote at 13.7 on average, as a result of five million people left in this statement. Opposition criticize the reduction of tax cnn burden and privatization .
During the culture first term the annual rate of growth of Gross Domestic Product was 4.2 and 4.1 congress 1997’1999 in 1999’2000.
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During this legislature, in pursuance of the agreement with Convergencia i Unio, education and despite not having taken the election for the 1996 general election, the government enacted Law 17/1999 of May 18, the personnel system of Armed Forces, which suspended the SMO December 31 2002. Later, Royal Decree 247/2001, of March 9, the suspension of advance military service to December 31, 2001, and Royal Decree 342/2001, of April 4, suspended the provision of alternative military service the same day that the GOS. In 1996, 145,940 young people had to perform compulsory military service.
Confrontation-PNV PP
During the first year of popular government, new powers were delegated to the Basque Country , favoring an apparent understanding media between PNV and PP was represented as the good relationship between Alvarez-Cascos and Xabier Arzalluz, although discrepancies in the fight against terrorism, fruit of much criticism from members of the Popular Party of the Basque Country. citation needed
A year after the birth of the spirit of Ermua PNV secretly negotiated a truce with ETA, which would start on September 18, united states 1998. These facts led to the rupture of the mutual support between PNV and PP, breaking covenants joint government in the Basque Country and the City of Bilbao.

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