„We are lucky that a crisis of this magnitude only comes around once every 80 years.“

In an interview with Spanish national television.
As President, 2008
Origine: Zapatero evita respaldar a De la Vega y asume que habrá crisis de Gobierno http://www.elconfidencial.com/espana/zapatero-de-la-vega-crisis-gobierno-tve-20100309.html

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