Thursday, June 11, 2009

Queen regent opens Cortes for the last time

June 11, 1901

The Associated Press, by Atlantic Cable, reports today on the opening of the Cortes by Queen Maria Cristina, the Queen Regent, who was accompanied by her young son, King Alfonso XIII. This was the queen's final speech to the Cortes, as as the regency will terminate next year.
Foreign relations are said to be "excellent." The new government will "devote itself to cultivating good relations with the Spanish-American countries." There are plans to arrange for economic treaties with Argentina and other Spanish-American countries, according to the AP report.

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