The Primo de Rivera dictatorship in Spain

The Primo de Rivera dictatorship in Spain

The Primo de Rivera dictatorship refers to the period of authoritarian rule in Spain under the leadership of Miguel Primo de Rivera. Miguel Primo de Rivera y Orbaneja, 2nd Marquis of Estella, GE (8 January 1870 – 16 March 1930), was a Spanish dictator and military officer who ruled as prime minister of Spain from 1923 to 1930 during the last years of the Bourbon Restoration. 

Primo de Rivera, a Spanish general, seized power in a military coup on 13 September 1923, effectively establishing a dictatorship that lasted until 28 January 1930 when he resigned.

During his dictatorship, Primo de Rivera sought to modernize Spain economically and politically, but his regime was marked by repression, censorship, and the suppression of political opposition. He dissolved political parties, restricted civil liberties, and imposed strict control over the press and labor unions.

Primo de Rivera's rule faced increasing opposition from various sectors of society, including workers, intellectuals, and regional nationalist movements. Economic problems and discontent eventually led to his resignation in 1930, paving the way for the establishment of the Second Spanish Republic.

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