Spanish lawmakers vote through royal succession rules

June 11, 2014 1:33 PM

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Spanish lawmakers vote through royal succession rules

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish lawmakers on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a new law paving the way for Prince Felipe to be crowned king on June 19, despite calls by some political parties for a vote on the future of the monarchy.

King Juan Carlos, 76, said last week he would hand over the crown to his son after almost four decades on the throne. His surprise abdication set off a debate in Spain about the royal family's role and forced parliament to speed through legislation to enable a succession.

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