King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia traveled to the southwestern port city of Cadiz to celebrate the bicentennial of the so-called Cadiz Constitution, also known as “La Pepa.” While only in place intermittently for a handful of years, the Cadiz Constitution represents Spain’s first true attempt at a modern Constitutional system of government. King Juan Carlos called it one of the most important episodes in Spanish history.
“We render tribute to Cadiz and its Courts, the decisive link en the struggle for the liberation of the homeland and a symbol of the collective enterprise that benefited Spain, Latin America and also the rest of Europe,” the monarch said to strong applause.
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