Spanish deputy PM says dictator’s family will be given 48 hours’ notice of exhumation

The remains of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco will be exhumed from the state mausoleum where they have lain since his death in 1975 within the next two weeks, the government has announced.

Disinterring Franco from his tomb in the Valley of the Fallen near Madrid has been one of the key promises of Spain’s ruling socialist party, the PSOE, since it came to power in June last year. However, its efforts have been bitterly opposed by the dictator’s family.

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