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Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates

02 June 2014 [13:44] - TODAY.AZ
The monarch's 46-year-old son, Felipe, will take over, CNN reported.

Spaniards generally hold the king in high regard for his service to the nation and his defense of democracy after the death of the dictator Francisco Franco in 1975 - especially the king's decisive stand to halt a right-wing military coup in 1981.



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