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  • Writer's pictureMark Tullett

Dia del Constitución

Today is Constitution Day and a national holiday in honour of the constitution of Spain which is the basis for the Law here.

Following the death of the dictator Franco in 1975, and a general election in 1977, the Spanish Parliament drafted and approved the new “Constitution” which marked the transition from Dictatorship back to Monarchy and a Democracy. The 1978 Constitution was the first in Spanish constitutional history not to grant emergency power to the Head of State.

The Constitution was approved by the Spanish Parliament 31st October 1978 and supported by 88% of the Spanish people who voted in a referendum on 6th December 1978 and came into effect on 29th December of the same year. Since that date, 6th December has been recognised as a National Holiday in Spain .

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