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Old 09-20-2015, 01:48 PM
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75 of the Spaniards believe that Felipe VI is a good King, while a 19th thinks otherwise, according to a survey published by the Madrid daily El Mundo. Furthermore, the 65.1 supports the monarchy in comparison with the 49.9 reflecting a similar survey in January of 2014, before the abdication of Juan Carlos I.

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Old 09-20-2015, 03:11 PM
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with 'undemocratic' i am referring to people being unable to elect their head of state but have to put up with a person holding this position because of birth right.
Exactly. That is what monarchy is. The King does not decide what the politicians can put forth for the people to vote on or make changes to the constitution regarding the head of state. How can it be "undemocratic" when the choice to make the change to a republic has not happened. Being democratic or "undemocratic" depends on the populations role in deciding the form of government they would like to have or not to have. All monarchies in Europe are democratic.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:02 AM
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75 of the Spaniards believe that Felipe VI is a good King, while a 19th thinks otherwise, according to a survey published by the Madrid daily El Mundo. Furthermore, the 65.1 supports the monarchy in comparison with the 49.9 reflecting a similar survey in January of 2014, before the abdication of Juan Carlos I.

Felipe VI le devuelve la popularidad a la monarquía española - Gente - Vida y Estilo | El Universo
Polls are a virtual reality. No one has asked them to cast their vote. It is all an internet or telephone survey and then extrapolating the results from 700 people or so, over a whole nation.

Not so virtual reality are municipalities banning any reference to the monarchy, municipalities even refusing to wave the national flag of Spain (!), fierce demonstrations and protests against the monarchy in places they visit, the yelling, whistling and booing, even in places like Oviedo, which was the capital of Don Felipe's own principality (Asturias). I read a poll in a newspaper but my eyes see something different.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:21 AM
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Well, perhaps your eyes should look at different signals too. The loudest voices are not the only voices. Look for example at the massive amount of Spaniards on the streets during the enthronement of the king. Or the large crowds that go to most functions of the king and queen.
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As far as I know the number of royal engagements carried out by members of the Spanish Royal Family are not counted, but has the overall royal workload changed much since the abdication?
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Spanish members of the TRF as they are to see the reign of King Philip VI? VI think Felipe will have a long reign? The Spaniards are content with the work of King and the royal family? The monarchy is popular?
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Zarzuela limita los actos de la Reina a lo «escrupulosamente» constitucional

After lots of speculation in the press about the absence of the Queen at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government Zarzuela explains why this was the case (Sofia always attended in the past):
Felipe VI will assume exclusively the acts reserved for him according to the Magna Carta and Doña Letizia will accompany him at State events or where she will be a supposed asset and be "close to the people". Sources of the Crown confirm that the commented absence of the Queen at the swearing-in of Rajoy and the ministers responds to a decision "coordinated and studied" by the organs of the Royal House.
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Still No New Nobles Created- Is this a Permanent Shift?

When I mentioned this over a year ago, people said we'll see he hasn't been King for very long. It's been a while now. Was there any announcement that there will be no new noble titles created, or is this just a practice that Felipe is quietly abandoning?

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Is the new king still creating new noble titles? His father created several dozen new ones during his reign, mostly marquesses. Spain is one of very few countries (along with Belgium and I don't know who else) that was still creating new hereditary titles. Is Felipe going to continue this? I could see him deciding it was too old-fashioned. But has there been any announcement?
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Very positive poll for King Felipe and Monarchy

Felipe VI sitúa a la monarquía en su mejor valoración en 20 años

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Old 01-03-2017, 11:43 AM
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Thanks for posting that eya. And quite an accomplishment for the king, considering the poll numbers not too long ago and the general dissatisfaction with authorities by much of the electorate in Europe.
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Zarzuela limita los actos de la Reina a lo «escrupulosamente» constitucional

After lots of speculation in the press about the absence of the Queen at the swearing-in ceremony of the new government Zarzuela explains why this was the case (Sofia always attended in the past):
Felipe VI will assume exclusively the acts reserved for him according to the Magna Carta and Doña Letizia will accompany him at State events or where she will be a supposed asset and be "close to the people". Sources of the Crown confirm that the commented absence of the Queen at the swearing-in of Rajoy and the ministers responds to a decision "coordinated and studied" by the organs of the Royal House.
I like this constitutional clarity. Felipe is the head of state. Letizia has nothing to do there. This is in line with practice in other monarchies.
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This is so good, a score not only higher than the pre scandals times, but similar to the late 1990's when the monarchy still enjoyed great popularity

And it's been just 3-4 years since the ratings were at their lowest ever... IIRIC, it even went to a 3! I wonder if such a growth in popularity is due to the gap year in government and institutions and the subsequent circus. We citizens tend to evaluate by comparison so many times, and in such incertainty one starts to look at stable, sure values like the crown with a different (better) stare...

Let's see if the approval ratings follow their growing trend until the levels from 80's or early 90's were the King and the Monarchy were inmensely popular...though I'm very much afraid we won't see that. As Marengo says, we're living very different times
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Judging by that poll unless I'm seeing it wrong Queen Sofia is the most popular member,no surprise really but Zarzuela should bring H.M. out more!
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We have seen with various events that nothing is as unpredictable as a poll. So let us not dig to deep in making conclusions.
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