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The King of Spain Abdicates, Claims to Install the Third Republic Emerge
Written by Juan Arellano · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 2 June 2014 @ 16:17 pm | 3 Comments
In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Politics, Protest, Quick Reads, Spain, Spanish, Western Europe
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.
— Democracia real YA! (@democraciareal) June 2, 2014 
Rallies have been called for #ReferendumNOW all around the state at 20H. We'll keep you posted.
— Juventud SIN futuro (@juventudsin) June 2, 2014 
#ReferendumNOW so the youth can decide their future.
— JuanLi (@_JuanLi) June 2, 2014 
Map of callings at 20h +100 cities.
We'll keep you all posted.
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URLs in this post:
 Juan Carlos I: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Carlos_I_of_Spain
 abdicate: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/03/world/europe/king-juan-carlos-of-spain-to-abdicate-throne.html?hp&_r=0
 Felipe: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felipe,_Prince_of_Asturias
 reactions: http://www.eleconomista.es/espana/cronicas/4862/06/14/Rajoy-comparece-con-carcter-de-urgencia-en-su-primera-declaracin-institucional.html
 referendum: http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2014/06/02/actualidad/1401698982_637616.html
 people: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2014/01/13/spains-princess-cristina-charged-with-money-laundering-and-tax-evasion/
 youth: http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/03/20/were-not-leaving-theyre-kicking-us-uut-spanish-youth-in-exile/
 calls: http://www.elplural.com/2014/06/02/twitter-se-vuelca-tras-la-abdicacion-del-rey/
 #ReferendumYA: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ReferendumYA&src=hash
 #aporlatercera: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23aporlatercera&src=hash
 June 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/democraciareal/statuses/473400727944327168
 pic.twitter.com/emiZnYX9HF: http://t.co/emiZnYX9HF
 June 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/juventudsin/statuses/473418478670872576
 https://t.co/DgcYzr6Z9Q: https://t.co/DgcYzr6Z9Q
 #abdicaelrey: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23abdicaelrey&src=hash
 #APorLaTerceraRepublica: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23APorLaTerceraRepublica&src=hash
 pic.twitter.com/oL3n1Gp0y6: http://t.co/oL3n1Gp0y6
 June 2, 2014: https://twitter.com/_JuanLi/statuses/473441178537709568
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