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Old 01-09-2014, 10:00 AM
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Next year,2015 would mark King Juan Carlos's Ruby Jubilee (40 years on the throne) and also marking 40 years since the death of General Franco.In normal times this would have marked a great celebration of the kings legacy but somehow I can't see any celebrations!
I doubt it. There where also no big celebrations for his Silver Jubilee in 2000 and at that time the King was very popular and also Spain's economy was good.
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Old 01-09-2014, 01:32 PM
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I think The Prince & Princess of Asturias is ready and well trained to take on the responsibilities of the throne and breath new life into the Spanish Monarchy.
I completely agree.
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Old 01-10-2014, 06:37 AM
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I doubt it. There where also no big celebrations for his Silver Jubilee in 2000 and at that time the King was very popular and also Spain's economy was good.
That's true Stefan,looks like there's nothing to celebrate for embattled King Juan Carlos!
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:48 AM
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Spain's monarchy: A royal mess | The Economist
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:23 PM
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Let' s stay realistic: monarchy all over the world will soon disappear.
In Europe were we probably will need a United States of Europe to survive, sooner than later we will probably have a european government a european parliament and a head of state that for sure will be an elected president.
They used to say all that with a much greater audience right after WWI. It didn't happen then. It won't happen now. That's just the way it is.
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:14 AM
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“The next four, five, six months will be key to the path the monarchy takes. Either these problems are forgotten or by the summer we will have an abdication. It is a critical moment,” said the king’s biographer, Cesar de la Lama.
PressTV - Spain King ready to abdicate throne
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A quote ascribed to the 19th century French noble & diplomat Talleyrand on the Bourbons he is said to have cynically remarked "they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing"....
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German Der Spiegel: Prince Felipe is the last hope of the royal family
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Old 01-23-2014, 03:13 PM
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"And yet, Juan Carlos remains adamant: He wants to be the king he was.
That’s not the problem: He is the king he was. It’s his kingdom that is no longer the same".
The Old King of the New Spain - NYTimes.com
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"And yet, Juan Carlos remains adamant: He wants to be the king he was.
That’s not the problem: He is the king he was. It’s his kingdom that is no longer the same".
The Old King of the New Spain - NYTimes.com
It was interesting to learn that Few (the people of Spain) were monarchists at heart.
However the monarchy seemed to offer a safe path to stability.
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At least the foreign press now hails Juan Carlos as savior of Spain because of his billion dollar deals that he bagged for spanish companies when touring the Arab countries that might help easing the economic heardship. The calls for abdication have died down.

It seems that his health just picked up in time in order to be able to travel, be seen, promote Spain's image and of course his own image.
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All these trips are a campaign to relaunch the image of the King, with the help of the government and the media. Later this month is expected the judge will close the instruction of Noos case, and it will again be in the news, so they need to counter it.

They are rich countries, where the king still has some influence and Spanish companies need business... but not everyone sees it as being as good, because they are countries that are not exactly democratic, and the relationship of the king (and Corinna) with them and their business remains somewhat dark.
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The situation reminds me of Italy in 1946. If King Victor Emmanuel had abdicated sooner, his son King Umberto would probably have won the referendum that year that ended the monarchy.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:23 AM
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The situation reminds me of Italy in 1946. If King Victor Emmanuel had abdicated sooner, his son King Umberto would probably have won the referendum that year that ended the monarchy.
The situation is completely different,the situation in Italy was after WWII and the political chaos that ensued.
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Queen Sofia and Prince Felipe are most popular spanish royals with King in 3rd and Letizia last for the core SRF.
Doña Sofía reina en las encuestas internas encargadas por Zarzuela - Noticias de Casas Reales
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Queen Sofia and Prince Felipe are most popular spanish royals with King in 3rd and Letizia last for the core SRF.
Doña Sofía reina en las encuestas internas encargadas por Zarzuela - Noticias de Casas Reales
The poll was conducted by Zauzuela, right ? Anyone seriously thought JC and his grey men would put him at last ? It just shows how desperate JC wants to raise his popularity and he would do anything. Felipe is a wonderful person, but what a pathetic family (he has) Letizia had married into.

Unfortunately for JC, just a week or two ago, the CIS survey (a more scientific survey by Elmundo) showed JC got 3.72 out of 10, only improved 0.04 compared to the previous year when the monarchy was at the lowest despite all the campaign by Zarzuela. Also 85% of Spaniards believe monarchy (JC) involved in corruption.

Here is the article:
El 85% de los españoles cree que la familia real está implicada en casos de corrupción - Público.es

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A pro-monarchy, also pro Felipe & letizia newspaper had also done a survey for the 10th wedding anniversary. 89.4% believed Felipe was ready to be King, 68% said Letizia would be a good queen.

El 89,4% ve a Don Felipe preparado para cuando tenga que reinar - La Razón digital
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