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Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos I leaves country amid financial scandal

Added 08-03-20 06:18:07pm EST - “Adios! The former king of Spain has skipped town amid a financial scandal ?" and his whereabouts are currently unknown. Ex-monarch Juan Carlos I wrote in a letter to his son, King Felipe VI, t?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Spain’s ex-king Juan Carlos I leaves country amid financial scandal”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The former king of Spain has skipped town amid a financial scandal — and his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Ex-monarch Juan Carlos I wrote in a letter to his son, King Felipe VI, that he decided to leave for another country “in the face of the public repercussions of certain episodes of my past private life.”

“Guided by the conviction to perform the best service to the Spanish people, their institutions and you as King, I am communicating my thoughtful decision to move, at this time, outside of Spain,” it states.

Juan Carlos, 82, is credited with helping Spain peacefully restore democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

But the later years of his reign were marred by scandal, and he abdicated the throne in 2014 amid public scrutiny — including over an elephant-hunting trip to Botswana that he took as the country was devastated by a financial crisis.

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