Talk:Cortes Generales

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history[edit]

This article has only a history through 1978, and no other information about the Cortes itself. The Spanish article es:Cortes Generales seems to be useful, but I'm not fluent enough in Spanish to translate it. --Closeapple 18:55, 22 November 2005 (UTC)

I have added a section about the cortes nowadays. It is stubby, but better than nothing. I'll try to expand it later. --Estradin 08:16, 9 May 2007 (UTC)

Tercios[edit]

Weren't the Francoist Cortes "elected" instead of appointed by Franco? I remember something about tercios ("thirds"):

  • One third by family heads.
  • one syndical third by Falange.
  • One third by corporations (colegios profesionales), universities, African tribal authorities,...

-- Error 22:44, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)

In fact, they were, but the candidates were appointed by the regime (I mean, there were no political parties as we know them, not even a soviet-like state party). You had then the opportunity to choose between Mr. A, appointed by the regime, and Mr. B, appointed by the regime-loyal Syndicate.

Habbit 23:20, 23 Aug 2004 (UTC)


This page is replete with grammatical errors; I suggest the author revise and even do a spell check.

Senate[edit]

The article says taht the Spanish Senate apeared during yhe Habsburg's ruling time, but actually didn't. Moreover, during this period neither noblemen nor clergymen were called to the Cortes, as far as I know. Anyway, I think the Senate appeared during the 19th<br century, but I'm not sure of this. I think it should be changed. --85.57.71.223 19:49, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

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Cortes of the Kingdom of Leon were the first parliament in Spain[edit]

The Cortes of Leon (1.188) were the first parliament in Spain. In 1.188 Leon was an independent kingdom.Leon was not united to Castile. The kingdom of Leon celebrated some Cortes after that.In addition, Leon's Spanish Parliament was more independent that those of Castile, which they demonstrated to be very much docile with regard to the authority of the Kings. Leon's Cortes are the first sample of parlamentarism in Western Europe according to the Encyclopedia Brtannica. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.109.32.34 (talk) 12:06, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

History Section bias[edit]

The language used in the Second Republic History section is far from neutral. It's clearly written from a right-wing perspective, and seeks to blame the left for the Spanish Civil War. This should probably be changed. 217.35.132.93 (talk) 10:04, 27 July 2009 (UTC) Alasdair

History Section Inaccuracy[edit]

The Icelandic Althing was founded in 930 and is the oldest Parliament in Western Europe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Althing —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.82.97.197 (talk) 05:24, 8 July 2010 (UTC)

Rubberstamp in section "The Imperial Cortes (16th-17th centuries)"[edit]

"Rubber stamp" is an expression not coined before 1881, and not used in the sense of which it is here presented, before 1919 - surely, there must be a more appropriate term! Please fix, whoever has time and power to do so. ~ JJ — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jjjjc (talkcontribs) 07:44, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

translation[edit]

Why is this name left untranslated when the translation, general court, could not be more straightforward? There are even examples of this phrase applied in the same sense, such as the Massachusetts General Court. Jergas (talk) 18:01, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Article is all wrong and needs to be redone from scratch[edit]

This article is a total and complete mess and mostly wrong. It should be entirely redone or just deleted. One only has to go to the Spanish article Cortes Generales to see this one has nothing to do with it. There was no such thing as Cortes Generales before the 1978 Constitution. Furthermore, before the 18th century there was no such thing as a Kingdom of Spain or a political entity called Spain. There were separate kingdoms, mainly Castille and Aragon, in a personal union but each had and retained their separate end different entity and political systems. The organization, power and functioning of the Cortes of Castille were very different from the Cortes of Aragon which were themselves composed of regional Cortes. I do not think the article is salvageable as it is. It would be best to start from scratch with information from the Spanish article. GS3 (talk) 22:02, 30 August 2014 (UTC)