Barcelona, Aug 9 (EFE) .- The first secretary of the PSC, Miquel Iceta, has affirmed tonight to be against the call of a referendum in Spain at this time so that citizens can say if they prefer to maintain the monarchical institution or replace it with a republic.
In an interview carried out tonight by TV3, the leader of the Catalan socialists has indicated about the emeritus king: “that there is a head of state who may have committed crimes does not mean that there has to be a change of regime.”
The leader of the PSC has claimed to be a republican, but has rejected a possible referendum on the monarchy or republic because “the pact of 1978 had a very broad consensus and there was not only the question of the monarchy in it.”
“Very different people agreed,” he recalled, “and on the other hand, I do not think that the circumstances are now in place for a regime change to produce a consensus as broad as that which existed at that time.” EFE
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