Tuesday, October 6, 2015   

Prince Felipe to succeed as Spain's King
(06-03 18:17)

Spain set its future King Felipe VI on the path to the throne Tuesday, launching an unprecedented handover of the crown in the face of a breakout of anti-royalist protests.
One day after 76-year-old King Juan Carlos declared an end to a four-decade reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy, the government met to ponder the first succession in post-Franco history.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called an extraordinary cabinet meeting to draw up a draft abdication law, which must then be approved by parliament in a process that could take weeks.
The twilight of the king's reign has been beset by scandal.
Yet not all celebrated the impending arrival of his more popular son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe, a tall former Olympic yachtsman, and his 41-year-old wife, the future queen Letizia, a glamorous former television news presenter.
Thousands of anti-royalists took to the streets across Spain in the hours after the abdication, calling for a vote on the monarchy's survival. --AFP   
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