Translation of lieutenant governor in Spanish:
- 1.1 (in Canada) vicegobernador, (masculine, feminine)Example sentences1.2 (in US) lugarteniente (masculine and feminine) del gobernador
- The island is a crown possession with wide independent powers under a lieutenant governor.
- As a primer on Canada's constitutional monarchy explains, the governor-general and the provincial lieutenant governors ‘are constitutional fire extinguishers with a potent mixture of powers for use in great emergencies.’
- It is self-governing with a locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and bicameral legislature.
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Spain's 1978 Constitution granted areas of competence competencias to each of the autonomous regions it created. It also established that these could be modified by agreements, called estatutos de autonomía or just estatutos, between central government and each of the autonomous regions. The latter do not affect the competencias of central government which controls the army, etc. For example, Navarre, the Basque Country and Catalonia have their own police forces and health services, and collect taxes on behalf of central government. Navarre has its own civil law system, fueros, and can levy taxes which are different to those in the rest of Spain. In 2006, Andalusia, Valencia and Catalonia renegotiated their estatutos. The Catalan Estatut was particularly contentious.