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14:05

National

Relatives and foundation lodge appeals against government decree to rebury Franco on 10 June

SUR.

The PSOE government has said that it will go ahead and rebury the body of General Franco on 10 June and will not wait for the Supreme Court to rule on the family's appeal. Ministers have said that they will take the coffin from the Valley of the ... Fallen monument and place it in El Pardo cemetery alongside Franco's wife. Other parties said it is more political statement than reality, coming ahead of the 28 April general election. Franco's relatives, the Francisco France National Foundation

10:44

National

Town halls told to take down last Franco symbols

M. A. ALFONSO.

The Ministry for Justice has asked the 656 municipalities in Spain that still have street names or symbols linked to the dictatorship of General Franco to remove them and comply with a 2007 law. According to government data, there are 1,171 ... streets, squares and avenues with names such as Calle General Franco or Plaza Falange Española, as well as less obvious ones linked to military or political figures. The regions with most offending names are Castilla y León (259) and Castilla-La Mancha

18:57

National

Prior of Valle de los Caídos refuses to allow Franco's remains to be removed

ANDER ASPIROZ / EFE

The latest complication has emerged in the government's quest to exhume the remains of dictator General Franco from his ceremonial resting place and rebury him somewhere less controversial. Santiago Cantera, prior of the Valle de los Caídos ... (Valley of the Fallen) monastery, which is responsible for the basilica in the Madrid mountains where Franco is buried, has said that he won't allow anyone in to take away the coffin when the time comes. Government sources have said that it is hardly ... surprising that the prior has objected as he has a far-right political past. The Socialist government has pledged to remove Franco, who many consider to be inappropriately buried in the gigantic Spanish Civil War monument. But it is taking much longer than

11:13

LifeStyle

What life was like in Franco's women's prison in Malaga

ALBERTO GÓMEZ

...the Franco regime had already found them guilty and sentenced them. Thousands of women were jailed for simply being related to a suspected subversionist, or sometimes simply for having been in the wrong place at the wrong time. They didn't go down ... communist". Even when freed, life wasn't much easier. The stigma of having been imprisoned stayed with most of these women all their lives, and they usually had to try to feed their families while earning miserable salaries. Only after Franco died, once the

14:52

National

Military honours "requested" for Franco

SUR.

The family of General Franco, who are opposed to his reburial away from the Valle de los Caídos Spanish Civil War memorial, have reportedly identified another site for the late dictator if the government goes ahead with its plan. They say they want ... him buried in the family tomb in the crypt of the Almudena Cathedral, in the centre of Madrid. There are also reports that the seven grandchildren of Franco are asking for him to be reburied with military honours, including the singing of the

14:02

National

Spain marks 40th anniversary of referendum that approved the post-Franco democratic constitution

SUR

The Constitution Day public holiday yesterday, 6 December, took on special significance as the country marked the 40th anniversary of the referendum that approved the shape of democracy in Spain after General Franco's dictatorship. On 6 December ... 1978, three years after Franco's death, Spain voted 92 per cent in favour of its new constitution, a document with 169 articles that, among many other things, enshrined the monarch as head of state and ushered in the system of devolved regional ... 40 years since the first post-Franco parliamentary election. Speaking about his father this week, Felipe VI said the retired monarch was "witness and direct participant" in the "deep and decisive transformation" since 1978 in Spain. Yesterday

13:37

National

Confusion after minister's Vatican meeting over moving Franco's body

SUR

Franco from his ceremonial resting place at the Valley of the Fallen Civil War monument. If the removal goes ahead, Franco's grandchildren have said they want a burial in the public crypt of Madrid's Almudena Cathedral, where there is a family tomb. ... Faced with the likelihood that this could turn Franco's grave into even more of a tourist attraction and place of right-wing pilgrimage than now, the government has been searching for a way out of granting the Franco family what is apparently their legal ... government's engagement with the Franco family was a sound approach. The Catholic Church in Spain has previously also expressed its wish to keep out of the controversy.

14:29

National

MPs vote to have Franco's body moved from Valle de los Caídos and buried elsewhere

SUR

The process to have the body of dictator General Franco removed from its ceremonial resting place moved an important step closer on Thursday. MPs gave majority approval for the law change that allows the body to be taken out of Valle de Los Caídos, ... a controversial monument near Madrid built on Franco's instructions. All parties voted in favour, except the PP and Ciudadanos parties who abstained. Two PP MPs voted against but later said they made a mistake in their votes. The two abstaining ... parties justified their vote by saying they didn't see the removal as urgent government business. Franco is the only one of the 20,000 people buried in the Valle de Los Caídos, which was excavated in a mountain from 1941 to 1959, who didn't die in the

18:57

Opinion

Digging deep

Mark Nayler

Last Friday, the Socialist government of Pedro Sánchez approved a decree to exhume the remains of Francisco Franco from the controversial mausoleum near Madrid where he is buried. Franco - fascist ruler of Spain from the end of the Civil War in 1939 ... elsewhere. It's a move imbued with great symbolism for many Spaniards, but what will it actually achieve? The objections to Franco's colossal resting place are understandable. Franco ordered and oversaw construction of the Valley of the Fallen, using ... Spanish Falange in 1933 (his father Miguel Primo de Rivera, Spain's military dictator between 1923 and 1930, is remembered by a grand statue in the centre of Jerez de la Frontera). Franco's and Rivera's graves are the only ones visible in the Valley of