By Peter McLaren-Kennedy • 25 December 2022 • 10:15
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Spain like the UK is a parliamentary monarchy that has a multi-democracy system that was introduced following the death of the dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. The actual constitution was agreed upon in 1978 since when the government has been stable, usually being ruled by a coalition.
Every region throughout Spain has its own subtleties when it comes to politics, culture and food and so one will have to do some more homework locally, but here is a brief outline of the main political parties and what they stand for.
Not all of these parties will be represented locally and there will be others, so you may have to do your homework to find who you should vote for. But the important message this Christmas is to get out vote, your’s will make a difference.
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Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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