SPAIN: Inflexible Dictator

The Cortes (Parliament) has not sat since 1923 because Dictator-Premier Primo de Rivera has prevented King Alfonso XIII from performing his Constitutional duty to convene the Cortes.

When is another Cortes to assemble? Dictator Primo de Rivera virtually declared "Never!" in answer to this question last week, by announcing that next September there will be convened a new National Assmebly (not the Cortes) for the purpose of drafting and proclaiming a new Spanish Constitution.

This announcement caused many Spanish news organs to express last week the very latest indignation.

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