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Politics, constitution and administrative structure of Spain

Camino Spain is a democratic parliamentary state. There is a clear separation of the legislative, executive and judicial arms. The head of state is the King (power is inherited). It is he who is the symbol of state unity and independence. Despite this fact, the King does not have great powers as all his actions must be necessarily negotiated and approved by the heads of government. However, the supreme commander-in-chief is still the King. He also represents the country in the international arena. The Parliament of Spain is the main representative of the legislative power. Parliament itself includes representatives of the Spanish people who are elected for a term of 4 years. Parliament has a bicameral structure, the first being the Congress, and the second – the Senate. Both chambers participate in the formation of the budget, and are also involved in the management of the governmental processes. Elections are of the type universal, equal and free. In this case, any citizen of Spain has the right to run for office in Parliament, and also the right to vote for a candidate. Parliamentary sessions are held twice a year and last for 4 months.
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The executive branch of power is the state government. It is headed by the President of the country, as well as the Vice President and sixteen Ministers. The choice of Chairman of the Parliament is in the hands of the King. In this case, before the announcement of candidates, the King is obliged to hold a meeting with political parties. The main functions of the government are the formation and development of domestic and foreign policies. The constitution also specifies that the government should deal with civil and military administration and the main issues of national defense. Executive power is needed to resolve the basic issues related to the equality of all citizens of Spain. This branch of government controls the observance of constitutional rights and duties.
The main political parties in the country are conservative and center-right one. Also, the People’s Party of Spain and the Spanish Social Workers Party, have a significant influence. The trade union movement has about 15 million people. First of all, there are members of the General Union of Workers, which was established in 1988. There is such a structure in the country as patronage, and it includes various industry and regional business associations, and people’s associations. Patronage is of great importance in the formation and development of strategies for economic and social policy of the government. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Spain is famous not only for its rich historic heritage, but also for great choice of entertainment and unparalleled atmosphere of hospitality. …
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The rule of law in Spain is controlled by the Ministry of the Interior, as well as by the paramilitary guard and the police. The traditional municipal police which regulates traffic and maintains order in public places also operates in the country. The system of justice is represented by independent courts. Political courts were liquidated immediately after the death of Franco who was an ardent supporter of the Fascist movement. The Constitutional Court is composed of 12 judges. It deals with cases related to compliance with the normative acts of the current constitution. The Supreme Court in Spain represents the highest branch of the country’s judiciary.
Hotel La Palma Princess Pool The domestic policy of the country is aimed at developing the self-government of each individual region and their effective and loyal interaction among themselves. The process of regionalization began in 1978 thereby leading to power being transferred to autonomous communities and municipalities. This brought satisfaction to the local population and contributed to the effective operation of each individual territorial unit of Spain. The development of an ideal strategy of action still continued in the country, with the aim of eliminating all unpleasant economic and social imbalances within the framework of the European Union’s regional policy. The struggle against corruption and crime also continued. Immigrants on the one hand are also made to undergo strict restrictions in the country.
Within the gastronomic framework, Spain is one of the richest countries in the world. The variety of dishes in different regions is amazing. The …
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Spain’s foreign policy is generally shaped by the joint influence of the European Union and its NATO membership. Spain has excellent relationship with all European countries, Latin America, the Mediterranean countries and the USA. Friendly relations with the neighboring countries and Middle East are also well-established. Due to the dictatorial power of Franco and his Fascist views, the country was in isolation for a long time. Despite the fact that Fascism was destroyed all over the world after the Second World War, it however continued to develop in Spain. And only after the death of Franco, did Spain manage to break free into the world political arena and join various international organizations.
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Fantastic City Tours and Excursions in Spain

Places in Spain famous worldwide

Magic Carpets Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
One of the most fascinating streets in the world is situated on the island of Tenerife, in La Orotava. Every year, Corpus Christi is celebrated in this ancient town in June. The main street in front of the town hall is decorated with artful handcraft carpets. Volcanic sand of different shades is used to draw this unique pictures. The best artists of the city spread sand and flower petals on the pavement to make incredible beautiful artistic compositions depicting biblical motifs.

Artists use more than twenty shades of sand. In average, a single artistic paintings is created in about 40 days. Amazing pictures of volcanic sand feature impressive size. In 2006, the picture of ​​950 square meters was created. It became the record holder of Guinness World Records. The street decorated … Read all
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Malaysia Shares Its 2020 Tourist Arrivals Data

Malaysia is not the only country that suffered from such a drastic drop in arrivals last year. According to the information published by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the decrease in arrivals in Asia and the Pacific reached 84% in 2020. ASEAN countries had a similar result. The arrivals in Singapore dropped by 85.7%, in Thailand – by 83.2%, in Vietnam and Indonesia - by 78.7% and 75% respectively. Read this

07.05.2021

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Electorate - mentality of people in Spain regions

Barcelona
There are always many interesting events in Barcelona. The procession of the Magi on the eve of Day of the Epiphany is a bright and a striking event. On the evening of January 5 local residents dressed in ancient costumes appear on the streets of the city. All townspeople gather there to admire their solemn procession. The event that takes place on April 23 is no less interesting. This celebration is named The Day of Rose and a Book. The title of the celebration fully discloses its main … Read more
Madrid
Christmas holidays are the time for a special celebration for citizens. All celebrations here are always held with a grand scale and attract many tourists. All main activities are organized on Plaza Mayor, where takes place the Christmas fair. During several days the streets of the city are decorated with beautiful illuminations, and the squares of the city become the location of interesting presentations and children's holidays. The celebration ends with the traditional procession of the Magi. … Read more
Sevilla
Spring in Seville is the time for numerous interesting festivals and fairs. One of the festivals is usually celebrated on the second half of April. During a week all squares of the city become the location of performances of folk groups. Local people and tourists dress up in old costumes, and street traders offer various unusual gifts and crafts to passersby. Many interesting festivals are held in suburban areas. Country residents also organize interesting fairs and carnivals, which are usually … Read more
Benidorm
In order to welcome the long-awaited spring, the local residents construct huge figures made of cardboard, and then they burn them on the squares of the city. March 18 is always the time for various fairs and cooking contests. In the evening everyone gathers on the main square of the city in order to admire a spectacular pyrotechnic show. The celebration of Day of Moors and Christians (Moros y Cristianos) is a no less striking event. It is usually celebrated in the first half of October. The … Read more
Granada
A contest of performers is one of the main events of Festival de Jazz de Granada. The event is attended by musicians from 35 countries. The victory in this competition is very prestigious, so only the most talented musicians can get it. Besides amazing concerts and jazz evenings, guests of the festival are welcome to visit numerous interesting events, exhibitions, master classes and lectures. Everyone is welcome to participate in these training courses that are headed by masters of jazz. They … Read more
Valencia
Modern holiday has changed a lot and it has got many new traditions and customs. Nowadays chandeliers are not widely used and many people simply cannot part with their belongings easily, so during the modern festival are burnt huge figures made of papier-mâché. Skillful masters work for several months over their creation. During the festival these huge figures and beautiful compositions can be easily seen in every district of Valencia. On the last day of the festival, when darkness falls on … Read more
Salou
The holiday is celebrated during a week. The fest starts on the 3rd of September as exactly this day in 1229 the King set to conquer Majorca. His deeds significantly affected the history of the city and sufficiently changed its fortune. Today in order to commemorate this significant historical event the city holds various folks fests with plenty of music shows and fantastic performances as well as numerous gastronomy events. The main entertaining ingredient of the festival is sport competitions. … Read more
Lloret de Mar
Applicants for the performance of the dance are selected throughout the whole year. Only the best local dancers of both sexes take part in the show. The dance itself was first performed in the Middle Ages and is now an important symbol of national culture. On the last day of the holiday, the traditional regatta S'Amorra Amorra is held on the beach of Santa Cristina. The history of the event has its roots in the 19th century. At that time, regattas were held on ordinary fishing boats, and now … Read more

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