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

The grave of Franco.
The grave of Franco. / SUR
  • Ministers have said that they will take the coffin from the Valley of the Fallen monument and place it in El Pardo cemetery

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 and the Benedictine Order that looks after the mausoleum have all lodged appeals against the decree announced on 15 February.