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Government in Spain

Background:
Spain was always known as a politically unstable country. Relating
back to the 19th century there was a mass span of 24 years in
between of 3 assassinated prime ministers and numerous bomb
threats to the country of Spain. The life of the king was always
threatened and the uprisings caused chaos throughout the
country. The government overtime unfortunately did not get any
better with the volatile Second Republic, the Civil War and then a
long dictatorship of General Francisco Franco.
After Francisco Francos death, Parliamentary democracy was
restored.

Branches:

Constitution:
The Constitution wasnt finalized until 1978 after the reign of
Francisco Franco. It became effective on December 29th after it
was signed by king 27. The constitution established Spain as a
parliamentary monarchy with the Prime minister in charge and a
new one elected every 4 years.

Political Parties:

Independence:
The small Christian redoubts of the Iberian Peninsula began the
conquest and seizure of Granda in 1492. Because of this it
completed and unified certain kingdoms and helped shaped
what Spain is today.
The independence of the Crown, its political neutrality and its wish to embrace
and reconcile the different ideological standpoints enable it to contribute to the
stability of our political system, facilitating a balance with the other
constitutional and territorial bodies, promoting the orderly functioning of the
State and providing a channel for cohesion among Spaniards.

Executive- President
(el Presidente)
nominated by
monarch
Legislative- 4 senators
elected in each 47
peninsular provinces
Judicial- Constitutional
Tribunal has jurisdiction
over constitutional
issues.

Spanish Socialist Party


(PSOE)
Popular Party (PP)
United Left coalition
(UL)

Government Positions:

Hereditary Monarch
Head of state, may ratify
laws, dissolve
legislatures, and propose
candidates for office of
prime minister, Chief of
Armed Forces King
Felipe IV
Prime Minister (El
Presidente)Head of
government Marino
Rajoy

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His Majesty the King Felipe VIMadrid, 19.6.2014

The Royal Family (The Parliamentary Monarchy)

The monarchy is without a doubt the way of life and how government policies are controlled
throughout the country of Spain. From King Juan Carlos to now the ruler of Spain, King Felipe IV he
holds the country in his hands alongside his wife Queen Letizia Ortiz and two daughters, Princess
Leonor and Princess Sofia.
Spain is in the process of battling high unemployment rates and the people of Spain hope King
Felipe IV can help fight to make Spain more unified and diversified amongst the people of Spain.

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