Majority of Spaniards want referendum on monarchy: Poll
Published on Jun 8, 2014 5:41 PM
MADRID (AFP) - The majority of Spaniards want a referendum on the future of the monarchy, according to a poll published on Sunday, less than a week after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.
Nearly two-thirds, 62 percent, believe a referendum should be held "at some point" to decide whether Spain should continue to have a monarchy, the survey in centre-left daily newspaper El Pais showed.
Within hours of the 76-year-old king's announcement on June 2 that he was abdicating in favour of his son, thousands of people massed in central Madrid and other cities to demand a referendum on the monarchy.
Thousands took to the streets again on Saturday, calling for a popular vote on the issue.
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