King of Spain calls to 'respect constitution' in Christmas speech

Felipe emphasizes need to "strengthen links which put Spaniards together"

Felipe, the king of Spain
Felipe, the king of Spain / Guifré Jordan

ACN | Madrid

December 24, 2018 09:15 PM

The king of Spain has called to "respect the Spanish Constitution" in his annual Christmas televised speech.

On Monday evening, Felipe said that accepting this fundamental law is necessary to achieve "coexistence" among Spaniards, one of his top ideas in his eleven-minute speech.

"Coexistence, which is always fragile, let's not forget it, is the biggest patrimony we have as Spaniards," he said.

For him, the Constitution, which turned 40 earlier in December, "is an alive reality which protects" the rights and freedoms in Spain.