The majority of Spaniards want a referendum on the future of the monarchy, according to a poll published less than a week after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favour of his son.

Nearly two-thirds – 62% – believe a referendum should be held “at some point” to decide whether Spain should continue to have a monarchy, the survey in centre-left daily newspaper El Pais showed.

Within hours of the 76-year-old king’s announcement on 2 June that he was abdicating in favour of his son, thousands of people massed in central Madrid and other cities to demand a referendum on the monarchy.

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