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Poor Turnout
Constitution interest wanes
Public interest in marking the passing of the Spanish Constitution has fallen further in Gran Canaria judging by the poor turnout for this year’s commemoration.


Constitution interest wanes

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22.12.2007 - Although the island’s authorities turned out in force for the solemn event on December 6, the 29th anniversary of the Constitution, which marked a complete break with Spain’s Franco past, only a handful of other people attended the ceremony in a city centre square. In all, around 40 people, including dignitaries, were present on the day to see a flame lit on the Constitution monument but the numbers included a woman who used the stage to protest at the authorities’ refusal to pay her compensation for the loss of her home during the summer’s forest fires. 

A similarly low turnout in other parts of the country has led to calls by some for the Public Holiday on 6 December to be scrapped.




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