First challenge for the new king of Spain

June 19, 2014

According to The Guardian:

Felipe, 46, will take the crown at a defining time for Spain: along with a fragile economic recovery and rampant unemployment across the country, the wealthy north-eastern region of Catalonia has vowed to hold a referendum on independence in early November. The central government…is intent on preventing the referendum, which it calls “unconstitutional”.

The prince…understands the magnitude of the challenge ahead of him. “In difficult periods such as the ones we are going through, past experience in history shows us that only by uniting our desires, putting the common good ahead of individual interests…do we succeed…” he said.

To read the entire article in The Guardian, please click here.


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