20th February 2019

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Sánchez to visit France to pay tribute to civil war exiles

AFP
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is to travel to France this weekend to pay tribute to the 450,000 Spaniards who sought refuge there at the
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Focus: Sánchez ‘rollercoaster’ and Spain’s ‘political instability’

Mathieu Gorse / AFP
Eight months after ousting his rival and taking power in Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has been forced to call early elections for 28 April, the latest
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Franco Foundation to appeal dictator’s exhumation

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The Spanish government, which has pledged to exhume Francisco Franco from his opulent mausoleum, on Friday gave the late dictator‘s family two weeks to decide
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Spotlight: ‘When you attack Franco, you attack over half of Spain’

Laurence Boutreux / AFP
Luis Alfonso de Borbon, the great-grandson of Franco, is leading opposition to Spain’s bid to remove the dictator’s remains from an opulent mausoleum where they
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Trial focus: Spanish judiciary also on defensive

AFP
As 12 Catalan independence leaders prepare to go on trial in Madrid, Spain has been forced to defend the independence and impartiality of its courts.
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656 municipalities ordered to remove Franco symbols

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Spain’s justice ministry has ordered more than 600 municipalities across the country to remove symbols honouring the dictatorship of Francisco Franco which are still on display
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Poll: far-right Vox would win 43-45 seats

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Spain’s far-right party Vox would enter parliament with 43-45 seats if an election was held today, giving all parties on the right an absolute overall
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Calls for national unity on ‘Constitution Day’

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‘Our democracy is firm and consolidated,’ Spain’s King Felipe VI stated during his address on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution.
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Sánchez to refer budget to parliament in January

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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said his minority Socialist (PSOE) government will refer its 2019 budget to parliament for approval in January, possibly triggering