What spain is doing to catalonia is not, at all, democracy catalonia citizens have fought for decades for their rights, have fought to be an independent republic and deserve to be treated as one. 1978: spain set to vote for democracy 1977 june - first free elections in four decades ex-francoist adolfo suarez's union of the democratic centre manages a relatively smooth transition to stable. One of the characteristic features of the early history of spain is the succesive waves of different peoples who spread all over the peninsula. Barcelona, spain — the violent images from catalonia's prohibited referendum on independence from spain will not be forgotten anytime soon prime minister mariano rajoy of spain now has a.
Unlike many countries which deposed monarchs in favor of democratic forms of government, spain re-introduced the monarchy by crowning king juan carlos i after nearly 40 years without a monarch the king's government then introduced democratic reform spain has been a constitutional monarchy with a. Italy, poland, hungary and even spain: european democracy is in shambles critical threats to democracy have also surfaced in countries like turkey, brazil and the philippines. 2007 democracy and dirty wars in spain 951 1 according to the spanish ministry of justice, as of 2004, eta is responsible for 3,391 terrorist acts, resulting in the killing of 836 people and injuring 2,367, of whom 1,294. If there is one thing that the spanish left and right can agree on, it is this: that the country's transition from dictatorship to democracy in the late 1970s was a singular political triumph.
Spain's current government is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy that is based on the spanish constitution, which was approved in 1978 and establishes a government with three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial the head of state is king felipe vi, a hereditary monarch but the. Spain is not a democracy because no country is a democracy at the national level however, in the sense of how that term is commonly misused in modern discourse, to. Spanish prime minister mariano rajoy on friday became the first leader in spain's modern democracy to lose a vote of no confidence in parliament. The latest tweets from democracy now en español (@democracynowes) es el portal en español de democracy now, el informativo independiente de noticias internacionales, presentado por amy goodman & juan gonzález. Madrid as a democracy lab the propongo philosophy governs most direct democracy platforms implemented in spain by the councils of the cities of change, says pablo soto.
The kingdom of spain is a constitutional monarchy king juan carlos i de borbon y borbon is head of state head of government is prime minister mariano rajoy brey (as of dec 2011) the. Watch, read and listen to democracy now reports on spain, which has been wracked by the global recession bank foreclosures on homes are rampant, leaving people homeless but still required to pay. Spain is unlikely to become a real democracy in the absence of major changes in the operating system or an upgrade of the operating system itself it is not possible to understand this statement. Answering these questions requires delving into the peculiarities of how spain became a democracy in the late 1970s and the unusual choices about the country's dark and painful history made by.
Spain is at risk of being downgraded to a flawed democracy over mariano rajoy's government's handling of the catalonia issue. Spain's king calls independence vote by catalonia 'totally outside law and democracy. Access the latest politics analysis and economic growth summary through 2011 for spain from the economist intelligence unit. The detective novel in post franco spain democracy disillusionment and beyond iberian studies the detective novel in post franco spain: democracy , the detective novel in post.
Spain became a democracy in the year of 1975 before 1975 andspain's democracy standing, spain was considered a dictatorship. Release spain's political prisoners stop political extraditions the recent actions of the spanish government indicate an escalation in the repression and the eradication of basic democratic rights in the eu. Pedro sanchez and the psoe must find a workable solution to the migration issue the future of social democracy in europe may depend on it.