Last Monday, the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was finally stripped of the honours that on February 20th, 1946, had been bestowed on him, here in Mallorca. At that time, the Caudillo de España por la Gracia de Dios had been awarded the Gold Medal of the City of Palma as well as having been proclaimed President of the City Council in perpetuity. Now, 65 years on, the plenary assembly of the Palma City Council nullified those distinctions with the votes of the councillors of the governing PSOE and the so-called Bloc with councillors of the opposition PP party declining to vote neither for nor against. The two councillors of the UM party were absent during the vote as being indisposed. The vote had been put forward to comply with the so-called Ley de Memoria Histórica (law of historical memory). A motion was also passed to have text books in schools amended accordingly.
Good, I should say, and shame on you, Partido Popular.
The photo was chosen from my archive. It was taken was taken in Palma de Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: June 17th, 2010. The time was 10:32:27.