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Waiting for the New King in Spain

Elisa Rodríguez from ISIS 3.0 writes [es] about the abdication by King Juan Carlos of Spain and she says that in spite of the demands of a Republic on Twitter and on the streets, there will be a new king:

todo parece indicar que en breve tendremos nuevo rey: Felipe VI. Hasta ahora Príncipe de Asturias y casado con una asturiana (hay que hacer patria…). Además, ya lo dijo Sabina en una de sus canciones: “tan rubio, tan fino, tan tieso, tan alto, tan cachas…”. Perdemos un rey aparentemente merengón para ganar uno colchonero. Pues oye…¿qué más queremos? Que ya que le vamos a pagar con nuestros impuestos, que todo le vaya bien para que a España le vaya mejor. Con esto los de mi generación viviremos la primera coronación en nuestro país.

[...] everything seems to indicate that in no time we will have a new king, Felipe VI. Until now Prnce of Asturias and married to an Asturian lady (we have to fy the flag…). Besides, as Sabina already said in one of his songs: “so blond, so fine, so stiff, so muscly…”. We lose a an apparently Real Madrid fan to acquire an Atletico de Madrid supporter. Well, what else do we all want? If we are going to pay them with our taxes, may everything go well for him so Spain. This will make my generation go through the first coronation in our country.

This post was part of the fifth #LunesDeBlogsGV [Monday of blogs on GV] on June 2, 2014.

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