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1. opposition (en general)
los partidos de la oposición the opposition parties
2. resistance (resistencia)
= competitive public examination for employment in the civil service, education, legal system etc
oposición a profesor = public examination to obtain a state teaching post
preparar oposiciones to be studying for a public examination
OPOSICIONES These are public examinations held to fill vacancies in the public sector on a national, provincial or local basis. The positions attained through these exams normally imply a job for life (with a working day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and they are much sought after in a country with a tradition of high unemployment. There are usually far too many candidates for every job advertised, so the requirements listed can be extremely rigorous: if you apply to be a mailman or a clerk you may have to show an in-depth knowledge of the Constitution. This is why many people spend years preparing for these examinations, especially for posts with more responsibility.
oposición frontaldirect opposition;total opposition
El PP de Cebreros (Avila) ha manifestado su [oposición frontal] al proyecto del Ayuntamiento de la localidad de instalar un centro penitenciario en el término municipal.
2(España)(also oposiciones) Civil Service examination
hay varias plazas de libre oposición o de oposición librethere are several places that will be filled on the basis of a competitive examination;sacar unas oposicionesto be successful in a public competition
hacer oposiciones a ...presentarse a unas oposiciones a ...to sit an examination for ...
hacer oposiciones para una cátedrato compete for a chair
Being a civil servant in Spain means having a job for life, but applicants for public-sector jobs must pass competitive exams called oposiciones. The candidates (opositores) must sit a series of written exams and/or attend interviews. Some applicants spend years studying for and resitting exams, so preparing candidates for oposiciones is a major source of work for many academias. All public-sector appointments that are open to competition are published in the BOE, an official government publication.