Julián Casanova on the quality of Spanish democracy

April 21, 2010

Julián Casanova in El País on Spain’s political corruption and the recent attempts to thwart investigations into Francoist crimes:

Paradoxically, just when our democracy seemed firmly established, after leaving behind the worst aspects of the authoritarian legacy of Francoism, new pressures and threats make us doubt our political model. […] No one seems willing to undertake the changes and reforms necessary to improve the quality of our democracy, to elevate our democratic institutions above corporative and partisan interests, and to strengthen civil society.

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