US ‘abolishes’ Spanish monarchy

The White House posted a readout of President Biden’s call with “president” of Spain

On Tuesday, the White House repeatedly referenced Pedro Sanchez, Spanish Prime Minister. “president”Spain in a reading of his conversation with US President Joe Biden in advance of the NATO summit in Madrid. Spain is a constitutional monarchy that has existed for nearly 50 years.

Sanchez was mentioned in three different ways. “president”Spain once in title, twice in body and three times in text of Tuesday’s readout. Biden mentioned the NATO meeting that will begin June 29th and thanked Spain. “security and humanitarian assistance”Ukraine

Sanchez does have “Presidente del Gobierno de España”In his Twitter bio, he describes himself as “president of Spain’s government”. However, the traditional translation is “prime minister,”Knowing that King Felipe VI of Spain is the head of Spanish state, it’s no surprise.

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FILE PHOTO. US President Joe Biden at EU-USA summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 15, 2021.
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Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine, also speaking with Sanchez Tuesday properlyHe was referred to as the prime minister.

After the death in 1975 of Generalissimo Francisco Franco (who had been dictator following the 1936-1939 civil war), Spain was made a monarchy again. King Juan Carlos I of the Bourbon dynasty oversaw Spain’s entry into NATO in 1982 and the EU in 1986. He abdicated in 2014 in favor of his son Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y Grecia, officially known as King Felipe VI. 



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