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Spain's korruptionsanklagede ekskonge leave the country

Spain's former king Juan Carlos has decided to move from Spain. He has notified his son, king Felipe, informs the Spanish royal family on Monday.

This writes the news agency dpa.

Juan Carlos says that he is taking this decision in order to make it easier for king Felipe to carry out its duties.

It comes 'in light of the public outcomes, as certain previous events have caused', writes the 82-year-old ekskonge in the message.

- It is a decision I take with much emotion, but also with great calm, writes Juan Carlos.

It is not immediately ascertain how he moves.

In June it was revealed that a prosecutor at Spain's supreme court is to investigate Juan Carlos for his role in the contracts signed with Saudi Arabia for high-speed rail.

the Prosecutor is examining whether the former king can be prosecuted for corruption, or whether he was protected by immunity up to June 2014. Here abdicated, he, and left the throne to his son, Felipe.

the Accusations against the former king has caused his popularity to plummet. There is concern that the matter may also come to harm Felipe.

Juan Carlos is accused of as the regent to have gained a huge amount in bribes by Saudi Arabia.

The swiss newspaper Tribune de Genève has written that he got 100 million dollars, around 650 million crowns. The money is supposedly in a bank in Switzerland.

The Spanish newspaper El Pais wrote in may, Juan Carlos also had deposited over 12.5 million kroner from Bahrain in a bank in Switzerland.

Through his lawyer, the former king repeatedly refused to comment on the allegations.

Juan Carlos abdicated at the age of 76. He surprised everyone when he announced his departure after 39 years on the Spanish throne due to ill health.

King Felipe has deprived his father apanage and renounced the inheritance from him. But it has not dampened the Spanish public criticism of Juan Carlos.

In recent weeks, there have been several demonstrations against the monarchy. Venstrefløjspartiet Podemos has required that there be held a referendum on the monarchy's future in Spain, El Pais wrote.

Juan Carlos became king of Spain after the former ruler Francisco Franco's death in 1975.

He was at that time a great deal of respect in order to transform the authoritarian southern european country to a modern democracy.

Since waned his popularity markedly after a controversy over a lavish trip to Botswana in 2012, where he was on the hunting of elephants.

It aroused indignation in Spain, where people are still struggling with bankruptcies, high unemployment and other serious repercussions of the financial crisis.

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