Democracy does not exist in Spain. There is something different, but it is not a democracy. Any political regime is not a democracy when the three powers of the state, Legislative, Executive and Judiciary, are not independents. On the one hand, in Spain, people with voting right only go to the polls to elect parties, not deputies, that are in blocked lists of candidates that have been selected by the party leaders among the most submissive to their persons. Once the Parliament is constituted, the Legislative Power elects the Executive and Judiciary powers. On the other hand, no one can depose an elected member of Congress for no reason. Therefore, the "party democracy" becomes an oligarchy of parties leaders.
In a democracy, the rule of law protects and limits the power of government. In a oligarchy of parties, political power becomes one, unbridled and totally unpunished. As a consequence, corruption pervades all levels of State administration: and not all citizens are equal under the law. For citizenship there is no possible defense against State power.
King Juan Carlos is the main obstacle that exists in Spain to achieve the independence of the State powers. With his signature --”King reigns, but he doesn't govern”--, he always validates all the "royal decrees" (law-ranking decrees) that compose the ruling Government, with no participation of the elected Parliament. The deputies can only vote the decree, not to work in it point by point. In fact, all of them are obliged to vote under a imperative mandate of their parties, which is a practice strictly forbidden by the Spanish Constitution. And they can't because, to elect the Prime Minister, has been constituted first a "stable majority" based on a “hinge effect” of a minority party with whose votes the ruling party achieves a permanent absolute majority for all and each one of the Parliament decisions for the term of four years. These hinge parties, that use to be the catalan or basque nationalists, do obtain big benefits in return. So, these two autonomous regions are almosheavyt independents, although the immense majority of the citizenship of these small countries are not nationalists. This fraud is called “legislature agreement”.
As the dictator Franco said before he died, "in Spain all is tied up and well tied up". Now it is clear what he meant then: with the support of USA and Germany, then and now, his tyrannical regime persists because Franco continues to impose his rules even from the deep bottom of his tomb, under a two tons gravestone.
Live the acrasy, while democracy doesn't come to Spain!