Spain: Why are the bones of dictator Franco moving?

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Spain's new socialist government says it is determined to relocate the bones of dictator Francisco Franco as it seeks to turn the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum into a monument of reconciliation.

Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo said there was already an agreement in parliament.

"What we will do as a government is implement it."

Calvo referred to the non-binding resolution passed in 2017 by 198 lawmakers, out of a total of 350, who demanded the transfer of Franco's bones from the 50-kilometer mausoleum. northwest of Madrid.

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However, the resolution was ignored by the then government of Mariano Rajoy.

The representative of the socialist party, Oscar Puente, stated,

"Our goal is for the region to become a place of reconciliation and memory for all Spaniards and not a place of apology for the dictatorship."

It is noted that in the Valley of the Fallen, a site built during the Franco dictatorship mainly by political prisoners, are buried more than 30.000 dead of the Spanish Civil War that began in 1936 and lasted until 1939.

 

Source: AlphaNews.live