Constitution Day Spain History
Constitution Day celebrates Spain’s approval of a new Spanish constitution in 1978. It marks the nation’s transition from authoritarian dictatorship to constitutional monarchy. Previously, from 1936 to 1978, Spanish dictator, Francisco Franco and his National Movement, ruled the nation. Upon Franco’s dead in 1975, the monarchy was restored and Spain held a general election in 1977 for the purpose of drafting and approving a new constitution. Felipe VI of Spain is currently the head of state and commander-in-chief of the Spanish Armed Forces.
Spain celebrates its Constitution Day on 6 December, a day that marks the referendum vote in 1978 that led to the creation of a democratic Spain.
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