Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Political_system-Spain
THE POLITICAL SYSTEM
The political system in Spain is regulated by the Spanish
·Spain is a democratic state
·Political structure → parliamentary monarchy: the King is the
head of state, though he hasn´t got political power.
·Its system of government is based on the separation of powers:
THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH: THE
The Spanish Parliament consists of a lower house, the Congresss
of Deputies, and an upper house, the Senate.
It is elected by citizens every four years in a general election.
It comprises the prime minister (presidente del gobierno) and
ministers. They apply laws and propose laws to Parliament.
COURTS OF JUSTICE
They exercise the judicial power.
It comprises judges and magistrates.
Ombudsman: A person appointed by The
Parliament that attends the complaints and
claims of the Spanish people and safeguard
their rights and freedoms.
The Court of Auditors: they control the
management and use of public funds.
The Spanish Constitution gathers the
duties and also the rights and freedoms
of citizens, whose preservation and
observance are under the responsibility
of The Constitutional Courts.
The 1978 Constitution establishes a
decentralized state model.
Today there are 17 autonomous
communities in Spain. Besides, Ceuta
and Melilla, 2 cities in the north of
Africa, are recognized as autonomous
Sevilla is a province: Municipalities of Sevilla: