Franco's family fights PM over removal of dictator's remains

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    Good to see they're removing his remains, it was a sad time for Spain under Franco.

    Franco's family fights PM over removal of dictator's remains

    The family of Gen Franco has said it will not co-operate with the Spanish government’s efforts to remove the dictator’s remains from the mausoleum where they have been interred for the past 43 years.

    Spain’s new prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has made Franco’s exhumation a priority and said the body would be removed over the summer from its tomb in the basilica of the Valley of the Fallen outside Madrid.

    The move is part of the socialist government’s efforts to help Spain come to terms with the legacy of the civil war and the Franco dictatorship.

    In May last year, Spanish MPs approved a symbolic resolution to exhume Franco and have him reinterred elsewhere. Sánchez has said his government will make good on that mandate imminently.

    “The wounds have been open for many years,” the prime minister told parliament this week. “Too many years. The time has come to close them.”

    However, the Franco family says the exhumation is not up for discussion.
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    Haven't heard that name in quite a while ...

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    Franco killed thousands, the U.S.A killed millions.

    Yeah, it's Franco which is the issue, uh huh.
     

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