Pablo Iglesias Spain’s Deputy Prime Minister says today it’s time for Spain to become a republic
Spain’s far-left deputy prime minister announced today that the financial scandal which has rocked the royal family had presented a “historic moment” for Spain to push for a republic and get rid of the monarchy
Pablo Iglesias, who lead the Unidas Podemos party, the junior partner in Spain’s coalition government, said the monarchy was no longer relevant to the younger generation of Spain.
In today’s party meeting, the leader said: “Less and less people in Spain understand, especially young people, that in the 21st-century citizens cannot choose who their head of state is and that he does not have to answer to justice like any citizen and cannot be removed from charge if you commit a crime,”
The call to dump the monarchy in Spain comes after former King Carlos hides out in the middle east whilst embroiled in a financial scandal with allegations he embezzled millions of pounds from a railway contract during his reign as Spain’sKing.
In June this year, the Supreme Court opened a preliminary investigation into the involvement of Juan Carlos in a high-speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia. Switzerland’s La Tribune de Geneve newspaper reported he had received $100 million from the late Saudi king. Swiss authorities have also opened an investigation into the claims.
The former King is not formally under investigation and constantly declined to comment on any matter of the allegations.
His legal team though have said he remains at the Spanish prosecutor’s disposal.
When he was King of Spain, Juan Carlos benefited from full judicial immunity.
Although he can now be prosecuted for any wrongdoing because he abdicated for his son to take the role.