Spanish King Juan Carlos abdicates: PM

Breaking News June 02, 2014 00:00

MADRID - Spain's 76-year-old King Juan Carlos will abdicate in favour of his son, Prince Felipe, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Monday.



"His Majesty King Juan Carlos has just informed me of his desire to renounce the throne and begin the process of succession," Rajoy said.
The king's abdication brings an end to a 39-year reign that ushered in democracy but ended in a string of scandals.
AFP
 

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