efe-epaMadrid

The former king of Spain Juan Carlos I, who oversaw the country’s transition from dictatorship to democracy in the 1970s, told the royal family Monday of his decision to go into exile amid a growing financial scandal.

The 82-year-old served as the Spanish head of state from 1975 until 2014, when he abdicated in favor of his son Felipe VI as his popularity shrank.EFE-EPA

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