Spain: Phasing Out?

A change was imminent at the other end of the European ideological map. Last week Madrid buzzed with the ru mor that Francisco Franco was about to give his nation a new constitution at last. This week Franco will call an extraordinary session of the Cortes which, later this month, will accept a new "institutional law" and put it to the people in a referendum before year's end.

The new constitution is expected to create a Prime Minister, enlarge the functions of the Council of the Realm (heretofore purely decorative), grant wider representation to the Cortes and —most...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!