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Spain's long-dead dictator lives again in an impossible election

Attendees wave Spanish national flags and Vox flags during a Vox party rally in Barcelona, Spain, on March 30, 2019. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Angel Garcia

On his deathbed, the Generalissimo wanted God to forgive his sins and his subjects to "keep the lands of Spain united."

Francisco Franco shut the country out of the 1968 revolution and the conception of the European Union while keeping a brutal lid on its multiple identities. After he whispered his final wish in the fall of 1975, Spain rushed to make up for lost time...

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