Monarchist vs. Republican Sentiment in Spain

June 12, 2014

According to Royal News Blog:

If a referendum were to be held, the poll found 49% of people would prefer to have a monarchy with Felipe as king while 36% would support a republic.

Republican sentiment remains strong in Spain, which only restored the monarchy in 1975 after the death of General Franco.

The prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has rejected calls for a referendum on the monarchy. He argues that Spain’s 1978 constitution, which established a parliamentary democracy with the king as a largely ceremonial head of state, was supported by a great majority in a referendum at the time.

To read the entire article in Royal News Blog, please click here.

President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan greet King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia of Spain for the State Dinner, October 13th, 1981.

President Reagan and Mrs. Reagan greet King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sophia of Spain for the State Dinner, October 13th, 1981.

 

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