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Forty years of Spanish Constitution, forty years of institutional stability

Forty Years Of Spanish Constitution, Forty Years Of Institutional Stability

William Chislett | By the time General Franco died in 1975 Spain had undergone profound economic and social change, which laid the foundations for an even greater transformation over the next 40 years, but it was a long haul. The new constitution, drawn up by all the main political parties and approved in a referendum on 6 December 1978 by 88% of voters on a turnout of 67%, sealed the transition to democracy.