Spanish presidential candidate pledges to sign euthanasia law if elected

.- The Socialist party’s candidate for Spain’s upcoming presidential elections on Nov. 20. has stated that if elected, his first act would be to pass a law legalizing euthanasia.

“Since the ‘death with dignity’ law is not going to be processed, I am announcing that if Spaniards give me their trust it will be the first law I will sign,” Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba told reporters during a Aug. 22 briefing.

The administration of Spain’s current president, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, approved a measure last May that would have legalized euthanasia. In June it was sent to the Spanish parliament but has yet to be put to a vote.

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