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  • The government of Spain is a constitutional monarchy, with a heriditary monarch and a bicameral parliment, the Cortes Generales or National Assembly which was established in 1978.  The executive branch consists of a Council of Ministers presided over by the President of Government (comparable to a Prime Minister) proposed by the monarch and elected by the National Assembly following legeslative assemblies.  The National Assembly (or Las Cortes Generales) consists of a senate (or senado) which consists of 259 seats.  Of the 259 seats, 208 of those seats are filled by an election, and the remaining 51 are appointed by regional legislatives to serve a four year term.  These remaining 51 seats are compiled of regional representatives.

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