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11/7/15

Spain: former military chief stripped of position over political statements

The Spanish government has dismissed former top army chief, General Julio Rodriguez, who recently announced plans to run in the general elections with the anti-austerity party Podemos.

Rodriguez was removed from his position as Chairman of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Hermenegild.

In a statement on Friday, the government said he had violated his duty of neutrality with his statements following his Podemos announcement.

Read more: Spain: former military chief stripped of position over political statements | euronews, world news

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