WorldViews: After Spain’s King Juan Carlos quits, should Europe’s monarchies follow?

By Ishaan Tharoor, June 2, 2014

The Spanish King Juan Carlos announced today his intention to abdicate, paving the way for the coronation of his son, Crown Prince Felipe. The increasingly unpopular Juan Carlos has weathered pressure to step down for the past year. My colleague Terrence McCoy rounds up the damning scandals that underlay the monarch's decision, including a son-in-law charged with embezzlement and his own unfortunate decision to go elephant-hunting in Botswana.

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