The king who replaced a dictator now hands power to his son

June 2, 2014 2:50 PM

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The king who replaced a dictator now hands power to his son

Spain's King Juan Carlos announced his abdication today, nearly 40 years after overseeing the country's transition from dictatorship under Gen. Francisco Franco to democracy.

Nearly 40 years after King Juan Carlos oversaw Spain's transformation from dictatorship to democracy, he is once again leading a transition in the country's ethos.

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