9/19, 6:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Spain is ready to become republic - PM aide

Spain deputy prime minister Pablo Iglesias (pictured) stated on Saturday that monarchy is of no importance for a younger generation and that former King Juan Carlos' leaving the country presented a "historic moment" in creating the republic.

Iglesias said that his Unidas Podemos party "must work to advance towards a republican horizon that deepens Spanish democracy. Working and building alliances to advance towards this republican horizon has to be one of the fundamental political tasks of Podemos in the near future."

According to a poll published in August, 56% of respondents supported the monarchy while 33.5% favored a republic.

Breaking the News / TF