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Moving out Franco’s remains

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Flowers lie on the tomb of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at El Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen), the giant mausoleum holding the remains of Franco, in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, outside Madrid, Spain, June 19, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera

MADRID (Reuters) – The remains of fascist dictator Francisco Franco could soon be removed from a state-funded mausoleum under a plan by Spain’s new socialist government to transform the monument into a place to remember the civil war rather than glorify the dictatorship. This would be the latest high-profile measure by Spain’s new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to cement his power and lure left-wing voters ahead of a general election due in 2020. Sanchez, who toppled his predecessor Mariano Rajoy in a confidence vote last month, controls less than a quarter of the seats in parliament.

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