Translation of exigir in English:
verbo transitivo/transitive verb
- 1.1 [pago/indemnización] to demand ¡exijo una respuesta! I demand an answer! exigen dos años de experiencia they insist on o/or require two years' experienceexigir
que+ subjuntivo/subjunctiveexigió que lo dejaran hablar he demanded to be allowed to speak exigió que las tropas invasoras se retiraran he demanded that the invading troops (should) withdraw 1.2 (requerir) to call for, demand la situación exige una solución inmediata the situation calls for o/or demands an immediate solution un trabajo que exige mucha concentración a job which requires o demands o calls for great concentration 1.3 (esperar de algn) le exigen demasiado en ese colegio they ask too much of him at that school
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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.