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Spanish government readies removal of dictator Franco's remains


  • World
  • Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Socialist government aims to approve a decree next Friday ordering the removal of dictator Francisco Franco's remains from a grand mausoleum outside Madrid, a senior government official told Reuters on Monday.

More than 40 years after he died, the Franco era remains a sensitive subject in Spain. The plan to move his remains divides Spanish society and political parties, and has been delayed several times over the past months. His family opposes the exhumation.

   

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