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Spain sets in motion plan to dig up former dictator Franco

 

August 24, 2018



MADRID (AP) — Spain's center-left government approved legal amendments Friday to make sure that the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco will be dug up and removed from a controversial national mausoleum honoring the nation's civil war dead.

The minority Socialist government is certain that parliament will endorse the amendments, probably in a debate next month, deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo told reporters.

The amendments to Spain's Historical Memory Law of 2007 grant the government the power to exhume Franco's body. That change aims to thwart legal efforts by Franco's de...



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