Parliaments and the Public Space


Parliaments in Europe are the place where the representatives of citizens debate.  They express the collective will through delegation and mandate. According to the origin of the word, used in England since the thirteenth century, parliaments are places for speaking, as well as the space for communication organized as much for internal use as for external interaction. The introduction of technologies (from the press to the radio and television) transformed the interaction between members of parliament and their constituents.

Lieutenant colonel Tejero on the tribune of speakers for the Congress of Deputies during the attempt of coup d'État on february the 23rd 1981.