Spanish PM: King Juan Carlos to abdicate

Spain's King Juan Carlos I is to abdicate, the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has announced.

Spain's King Juan Carlos has decided to abdicate, the country's Prime Minister has announced. Credit: BR/Dana Press Photos/Press Association Images

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Spanish government to discuss King's abdication

The Spanish cabinet will discuss King Juan Carlos' abdication later today. Large anti-monarchist protests sprang up overnight across the country.