Spain Celebrates 30 Years of Democracy

Now is the 30th anniversary of democracy in Spain. To mark the event the King, Don Juan Carlos I, discussed yesterday in parliament where he asked for’ comprehension and unity to be able to face the significant problems facing the nation, predicated on genuine dialogue’. King said the future depended on the citizens of Spain who in his words had the ‘ability to direct the means to a better future’. The king spoke about terrorism saying the nation needed to support and remember the victims and families impacted and that Spaniards had suffered the savage effects of terrorism over decades. The very first elections following the death of Franco were held on 15th June 1977. In July 1976 the king as president of the provisional government made Adolfo Suarez. Adolfo was given the job of managing Spain’s transition to democracy. His goal was reached with the elections held in June 1977 under a year later. Political reform commenced in April 1977, for instance, Communist party which had directed the battle against the dictatorship, were legalized in October 1976 and political parties. View this video of the electoral guarantees of the recently. The June elections in exactly the same year were won by the center UCD (Union de Centro Democratica) directed by Suarez with 166 seats (the Spanish Socialist party) with 118 seats. The Communist party won 19 seats and the Alianza Popular (the PP), which comprised former ministers from the Franco dictatorship, won only 16 seats. Aldolfo Suarez was honoured with the Toison de Oro the greatest honour because of his part in the transition last week. Nevertheless, he was not able to attend the award ceremony due to ill health.