The general secretary of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, has assured today that Spain "does not need" a monarchy that greets "the person responsible for an execrable murder", referring to the photo of this weekend in Abu Dhabi in which the king appears Juan Carlos I with the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman.
Iglesias has traveled today to Zaragoza, along with journalist Enric Juliana, to present the book "Nudo Spain", written by both and that includes several conversations in which the two deal with issues such as procés, monarchy, electoral alliances or the Transition .
During the presentation, Iglesias, speaking of the monarchy, briefly referred to the meeting between the King Emeritus and the Saudi Crown Prince, whom the CIA implicated in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul.
In addition to regret the greeting, Iglesias added that this country is "mature enough" for its citizens to decide their head of state and that this is not chosen "by fertilization."
Juan Carlos I, who according to Iglesias never ceased to be "a convinced Francoist", was in the Transition a "guarantee" to avoid military coups, but today the model is outdated and Spain would need a "pluralist model" that from the republican values he defended the diversity of the country, he said.
About the Transition, the leader of Podemos has considered that it was a "successful" process insofar as it was accepted by most of the population and because it turned Spain into a democracy "comparable" to those of its surroundings, but in the Background was a "tease" and contributed to the story being told as a "fairy tale" and without "historical rigor".
Iglesias has also referred to the current president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and to the panorama that can be opened after the next general elections.
He has assured in this sense that the economic powers are going to try that Sanchez choose Citizen as a partner, but he has warned him that it would be necessary for him to choose "something else", because that future will depend "to a large extent" on the future of his own party, the PSOE.
About the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, has considered that it is now when he is doing "his true primaries", because politically "he is playing if his people recognize him as leader or not".