Aznar, born in Madrid in 1953, was the son of Manuel Aznar Acedo, army official, journalist and radio broadcaster. He studied law at the Complutense University of Madrid, graduating in 1975, becoming a Spanish Tax Authority inspector in 1976.
As a teenager he was a member of the Franco linked fascist student body FES After the death of Francisco Franco and the restoration of democracy, Aznar joined Alianza Popular (AP) in January 1979 He became Assistant Secretary General in February 198. In 1989 he was elected head of his party which had by now been renamed as the Partido Popular (People’s Party, or PP). In 1996 the PP won and Aznar became PM
Immediately after becoming PM Aznar (albeit following the previous Govts policy) made the Euro Spain’s official currency ‘He also started a privatization program His second term is remembered for Aznars whole hearted support for the
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