The King abdicates
6/3/2014
The king abdicated in his son Philip, after 39 years of reign. From Zarzuela Palace, his Majesty Juan Carlos announced in a televised message to all Spanish people that he had decided to end his reign and abdicate the thrown of Spain. The king emphasized that a new generation is demanding to be the protagonist in order to launch with determination the changes and reforms that the present situation requires and to face the future challenges with renewed impulse and dedication. In this context, the king pointed out the figure of his son Philip and underlined that he embodies the stability of the monarchy.

The first step allowing Prince Philip to become the Head of the State will be undertaken by the Council of Ministers by approving the Organic Law project through which the abdication is accepted and the process for the thrown succession is regulated. In the afternoon, the Council of Ministers will initiate the procedures in order to approve the abdication of Juan Carlos I as the king of Spain, a step that has to be also validated by the Senate.

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