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Spanish monarchy

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Politics of Spain

The Crown - Head of State

Cortes Generales - Legislative branch
   Congress of Deputies
   Regional legislatures

Government - Executive branch
   President of the Government
   Council of Ministers
   Regional governments

Judicial system - Judicial branch
   General Council of the Judicial Power
   Constitutional Court
   Supreme Court
   Regional high courts

   1977 Political Reform Act
   1978 Constitution
Autonomous communities
Madrid (capital city)

The Spanish monarchy, referred to as the Crown of Spain (Corona de Espaņa) in the Spanish Constitution of 1978, is the office of the King or Queen of Spain. The current King of Spain is His Majesty Juan Carlos I.

The King is the head of state and the commander in chief of the armed forces . His power is mainly symbolic, because all his acts must be approved by either the President of the Government or the President of the Congress of Deputies to be valid.

The official residence of the Spanish monarch is the Palacio Real de Madrid; however, the royal family actually resides at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on the outskirts of Madrid.

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