New Political Demands in Spain: Investigate the Ex-King For Corruption

Yesterday we reported that Spain’s retired king, Juan Carlos I, was being investigated by Swiss public prosecutors for a $100 million dollar “donation” to his Swiss account made by the king of Saudia Arabia. 

Today Spain’s political party Podemos is demanding a proper Spanish investigation into the former king’s allegedly corrupt activities. The ex-king abdicated in 2014 to allow his son Felipe to take over and since then has no immunity.

“We will work to form a (parliamentary) commission of inquiry into Juan Carlos de Bourbon’s allegedly corrupt activities,” Podemos’ congressman Pablo Echenique writes on Twitter.

Several smaller left-wing and Catalan separatist parties have supported the demand. 

Podemos already has a standing demand for a referendum on whether or not the monarchy should exist in Spain.

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Henric Sundlof