Plan to honour Estado Novo founder in home town called insult to victims of regime

Portugal’s parliament has voted to denounce a planned museum dedicated to the former dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, calling it an “affront to democracy”.

Leonel Gouveia, the mayor of Salazar’s hometown of Santa Comba Dão in central Portugal, announced the plan to create the museum last month. Critics said it could attract people sympathetic to Salazar, who ruled Portugal with an iron fist for more than 30 years.

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