Spain's Parliament backs bill allowing king to abdicate (14)

New Europe 2014.06.11 15:34
by ER/Associated Press Spain's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of urgent government legislation allowing King Juan Carlos to abdicate this month and hand over his duties to Crown Prince Felipe. The legislation was approved by 299 lawmakers, while 19 voted against and 23 abstained. Several leftist deputies protested, holding up signs demanding a referendum on whether to scrap the monarchy.
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