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Ahead of the elections, a brief thread on each of the political parties' position with regards to historical memory debates👇#28A #MemoriaHistórica
First up, the Socialist Party (PSOE) have promised that they will not take 'even one step backwards’ on historical memory and will continue to 'dignify' victims. Prior to the election, PM Sánchez set a date for the exhumation of Franco’s remains.
Source: eldiario.es/politica/Delga…
The most outspoken party, Vox, have branded memory activists ‘bone-finders’, which has been taken as an insult. Vox has previously called for 2007's Historical Memory law to be scrapped entirely.
Source: lavanguardia.com/local/sevilla/…
It was revealed earlier today that Vox has been funded and supported by the spokesman of the Francisco Franco Foundation
Source: publico.es/politica/vox-f…
The new leader of the Partido Popular, Pablo Casado, has changed tack and has proposed replacing 2007's Historical Memory Law with a new 'Law of Harmony'. This law was previously mooted in the regional elections in Andalucía.
Source: elpais.com/politica/2019/…
Representatives of Ciudadanos have been more reluctant to speak about historical memory, referring to the need to move on from the past. Here, Albert Rivera says he wants to talk about their new policy proposal rather than 'the bones of Franco'.
Source: lavanguardia.com/politica/20190…
On the left, Izquierda Unida & Podemos have joined forces again. They claim that the PSOE has not done enough on historical memory. Here, Pablo Iglesias criticises the PSOE for not exhuming Franco earlier and not stripping Billy el Niño of his medals #28A
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