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Remains of former Spanish dictator to be exhumed
The remains of Francisco Franco, Spain’s former right-wing dictator, are due to be exhumed on Thursday, after a legal and political battle that raised divisive questions over his legacy. Image via CNN

Spanish authorities finalised preparations on Thursday morning to remove General Francisco Franco’s remains from a state mausoleum, seeking to exorcise the ghost of a dictator whose legacy still divides the country more than four decades after his death.

Amid tight security and in virtual secrecy, his coffin is to be taken from the Valley of the Fallen and reburied in a private family vault.

“It’s intensely symbolic for Spain,” said political scientist Pablo Simon, “because the (Franco) monument has always been connected to those who miss the old regime.”

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