Zapatero insists peace process is still alive

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13 December 2006, MADRID — Amid growing rumours ETA is to end its truce, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero reiterated on Wednesday his determination to go on with the peace process.

13 December 2006

MADRID — Amid growing rumours ETA is to end its truce, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero reiterated on Wednesday his determination to go on with the peace process.

In answer to a parliamentary question about the state of the peace process, the Spanish premier said: "The government will know what to do at any moment so as not to make a wrong move in order to reach peace." 

United Left leader Gaspar Llamazares had asked Zapatero the question after reports ETA would suspend its ceasefire before Christmas.

Zapatero answered that the process needed "time and tenacity".

He also asked the leader of the opposition, Mariano Rajoy, to support the government's stance on the truce.

Rajoy's Popular Party has opposed any talks with ETA until they give up the armed struggle and has refused to support the socialists.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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