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23/02/1981 Spanish rebels storm Parliament


Spain - Golpe 23 febrero 1981


The 23F Rebellion in Spain, 1981

"23-F" was an attempted coup d'état in Spain that began on 23 February and ended the following day. Its most visible figure, Antonio Tejero, led the failed coup's most notable event: a group of 200 armed officers of the Guardia Civil burst into the Spanish Congress of Deputies during the vote to elect the country's new Prime Minister.
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    • Political flashpoint 

    • Coup 

    • Legacy 

    • Alternative theories 

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