Spain set to exhume ex-dictator Franco’s remains this week
The remains of former dictator General Francisco Franco will be exhumed on October 24, the Spanish government announced on Monday.
Franco’s remains will be taken from the mausoleum at the Valley of the Fallen complex outside Madrid and transferred to a discreet grave close to the capital by helicopter, according to the government statement.
The reburial will be attended by close family. Justice Minister Dolores Delgado will be present in her role as “First Notary of the Kingdom.”
A Supreme Court ruling last month allowing the exhumation ended decades of controversy over his burial place.
Franco led a far-right military dictatorship in Spain from 1939 until his death in 1975.