Spaniards are asking if there is a good reason to keep a monarchy in the 21st century, given gravity of the ex-king’s money crimes.
Spain articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for better democracy in Spain. According to Freedom House, Spain is an electoral democracy and "people have the right to organize in political parties and other competitive groups of their choice". Regionalism is very strong in Spain. Also check out our section on World Democracy and our articles on Europe.
Spain’s Messy Multiparty Democracy Is Better Than Alternatives
The rise of new parties on the left, right and center has created new opportunities in Spain. Of interest is left-wing politicking.
Spanish Court Halts Government Plan to Exhume Franco
Spain’s Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily halted the government’s plan to move the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco to a discreet tomb next week.
Battle Over Franco’s Remains Plays into Spain’s Constitutional Crisis
Spain’s long-running controversy over the legacy of its 20th century leader, the fascist dictator General Francisco Franco, is entering a new phase
Reflections From Around the World on Participatory Budgeting
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy conference was in Barcelona where PB was explored, how it can be used and what its limitations are.
Spanish Artist Arrested For Red Paint On Late Dictator’s Tomb
Gen. Francisco Franco’s tomb painted dove in red, an attack that comes as debate rages in Spain over the exhumation of the country’s 20th-century dictator.
Opposition to Burying Dictator Franco in Madrid Cathedral Boils
Hundreds outside main Catholic church in Madrid Thursday protested against the possibility that Spanish dictator Francisco Franco may be laid to rest there.
Spanish Parliament Approves Dictator Franco’s Exhumation
Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who came to power in June, has made removing Franco’s remains from the monument one of his priorities.
Barcelona’s Experiment in Radical Democracy Known As Municipalism
Barcelona is the heart of a new global political phenomenon known as municipalism. Barcelona City Hall looks like it’s been occupied by protesters.
At A Showing Of The Film Existir Es Resistir In Cadiz, Spain
While I was in Cadiz, Spain, I attended an event at the Universidad de Málaga, where there was a showing of the film Existir Es Resistir and I interviewed activist Ahmad Jaradat from Hebron, West Bank.