Spanish Constitution of 1978 (unannotated)
The Spanish Nation, desiring to establish justice, liberty, and security, and to promote the well being of all its members, in the exercise of its sovereignty, proclaims its will to:
Guarantee democratic coexistence within the Constitution and the laws, in accordance with a fair economic and social order.
Consolidate a State of Law which ensures the rule of law as the expression of the popular will.
Protect all Spaniards and peoples of Spain in the exercise of human rights, of their culture and traditions, languages and institutions. Promote the progress of culture and of the economy to ensure a dignified quality of life for all.
Establish an advanced democratic society, and
Cooperate in the strengthening of peaceful relations and effective cooperation among all the peoples of the earth.
Therefore, the Cortes pass and the Spanish people ratifies the following
- PRELIMINARY TITLE
- PART I. Fundamental Rights and Duties
- CHAPTER I. Spaniards and Aliens
- CHAPTER II. Rights and freedoms
- CHAPTER III. Principles governing Economic and Social Policy
- CHAPTER IV. Guarantee of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms
- CHAPTER V. Suspension of Rights and Freedoms
- PART II. The Crown
- PART III. The Cortes Generales
- PART IV. Government and Administration
- PART V. Relations between the Government and the Cortes Generales
- PART VI. Judicial Power
- PART VII. Economy and Finance
- PART VIII. Territorial Organization of the State
- PART IX. The Constitutional Court
- PART X. Constitutional Amendment
- ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
- TRANSITIONAL PROVISION
- FINAL PROVISION