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Family Franco opposes exhumation

MADRID – The family of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975) opposed the plan to save the remnants of the general to move. In a statement giving seven grandchildren, under no circumstances” to participate in it. They will have all of the legal options used to excavation to prevent, report Spanish media.

The remains are situated in a monumental church in a complex known as the Valley of the Fallen.

The remains are situated in a monumental church in a complex known as the Valley of the Fallen. Franco ordered to build the church as a monument for all the fallen from the Spanish civil war (1936-1939). The monument is, however, controversial because Franco himself is buried.

The Spanish government announced this week a decree is issued and the procedure for relocation was set in motion. The parliament still needs to agree.

Where the mortal remains to be, is not known. According to the deputy prime minister the family will be here by mid next month on a decision. The mayor of Franco’s birthplace Ferrol has already let us know that his congregation and the remains’t want to.

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