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King Juan Carlos of Spain

King Juan Carlos of Spain attends the closure of "The General Staff of the Spanish Army" Academic Year on June 29, 2012 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage via Getty Images)

King Juan Carlos of Spain

Sixty-two percent of Spaniards want their country's scandal-hit King Juan Carlos to abdicate and fewer than half support the monarchy in general, a poll published on Sunday showed.

A majority however support his son and heir Felipe and believe he could restore the family's prestige, according to the study by pollster Sigma Dos for El Mundo newspaper. (AFP)

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