The head of the Catalan government, Kim Torra, on Friday, August 7, called for a referendum in Spain on the choice of the form of government after Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the Spanish throne in 2014, left the country.
“For Spain, there are only two ways out: abdication [короля] Philip VI in favor of a democratic system and a referendum on the choice of a monarchy or a republic in the state, ”El Periódico quotes him.
On August 3, the ex-head of state told his son, King of Spain Philip VI, that he decided to leave the country, and a few days later, on August 7, he flew to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Earlier in July, it was reported that Catalonia would consider filing a lawsuit against the former monarch in connection with suspicions of corruption.
In early June, the Spanish Supreme Court prosecutor’s office opened an investigation against Juan Carlos over contracts for the construction of a high-speed railway in Saudi Arabia between Mecca and Medina. Corrupt facts are being established in this transaction.
In the spring, the Geneva prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into the origin of the € 65 million that Juan Carlos transferred to his ex-mistress Corinna Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.