Translation of politics in Spanish:

politics

Pronunciation: /ˈpɑːlətɪks; ˈpɒlətɪks/

noun/nombre

  • 1 (+ singular verb/+ verbo en singular) (science, activity) política (feminine) to go into o enter politics dedicarse* a la política, meterse en política [colloquial/familiar] a career in politics una carrera política to talk politics hablar de política
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    • My background was in retail and accounting, but I'd always been active in politics and local government and the public and private sector.
    • He took an active interest in politics and was closely associated with the Fine Gael party for which he was a major fund raiser.
    • The major parties have taken politics and government away from the public!
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    • At 23, he is on the verge of completing a degree in history, politics and social studies.
    • Era finishes her exams next month and has set her heart on going to Oxford University to study philosophy, politics and economics.
    • He also lived in Buenos Aires before heading off to Oxford to study politics, philosophy and economics.
  • 2 (+ plural verb/+ verbo en plural) 2.1 (political relations) política (feminine) national/international politics política nacional/internacional I don't want to get involved in office politics yo no quiero meterme en intrigas or [colloquial/familiar] trapicheos de oficina the politics of medicine la medicina en el contexto político 2.2 (political views) ideas (feminine plural) políticas I don't know what her politics are no sé qué ideas políticas tiene
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    • I regret that those friendships were forged on bonds made not of trust and care, but of politics and beliefs.
    • The authors, however, are hostile to anything that smacks of principled working class politics.
    • If we do not change our policies and politics, it will be devastating to all of us worldwide.
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    • Global economics depends on that kind of cooperation; global politics builds on it.
    • What about the relation between cosmology and global politics?
    • They have no idea how to intervene politically in global politics.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.