Pedmar, I am in complete agreement. In many, many, many ways Spain is a democracy because of Juan Carlos. What he did; how he did it - and the fact that once things 'settled down' he transitioned the monarchy into the role of peacemaker and statesman. (Quite similar to the monarchy in England). Felipe VI will (IMO) combine the best of Juan Carlos and of himself; I think he will be the embodiment of a truly great king.

I would dearly love to sit with you one day, drink rioja and hear your stories of Spain during the Franco reign - "I fought on the streets of Madrid and messages to Bilbao,Valencia, Barcelona ,and Granada as a young boy to help this democracy."

My heartfelt agreement with "LET'S KEEP IT AS IS. IT WORKS."
emotionally & mentally in Spain - physically in Charlotte