The King of Spain Abdicates, Claims to Install the Third Republic Emerge

Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, publicly announced on June 2, 2014, his decision to abdicate in favor of his son Felipe, current Prince of Asturias.

Although most of the reactions [es] from the Spanish political class acknowledges and praises Juan Carlos’ actions during his period as king, there is a leftist sector demanding a referendum [es] to proclaim the Republic.

In the past few years, the Spanish monarchy has lost part of its prestige due to acts of corruption that involved people related to the Crown, or to indiscretions by the King himself, but mostly due to the economic crisis that affects most of the Spanish people, especially the youth.

On Twitter there are calls [es] to rallies in several Spanish cities asking for a return of the Republic.

Rallies have been called for #ReferendumNOW all around the state at 20H. We'll keep you posted.

#ReferendumNOW so the youth can decide their future.

Map of callings at 20h +100 cities.

We'll keep you all posted.


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