A year after the death of dictator General Franco, there are changes taking place in Spain's political and social life.
A year after the death of dictator General Franco, there are changes taking place in Spain's political and social life. A major shift in the attitude of the Spanish government towards the banned Communist Party is becoming obvious. But righting politicians are still divided on whether the party should be allowed to enter in the general elections which will be held this year.
SYNOPSIS: The Spanish Cortes, the parliament, approved a bill just after the first anniversary of Franco's death, establishing democratically elected parliament. And for the first time in 40 years the opposition has formally met the Prime Minister to discuss election campaigning.
Franco's nephew, Nicholas Franco is one of the successful members of his family still living in Madrid. A millionaire, he feels, not surprisingly, that Spain owes a lot to his uncle.
Today there are many things in modern Spain that General Franco would hardly recognise, such as this striptease club. It marks the beginning of a new period of permissiveness which many Spaniards are eager to see.
Taking part in the traditional hunting party is one of the right-wing's most controversial politicians Senor Manuel Fraga Iribarne. He has formed the Popular Alliance Party including old Franco supporters and is vehemently anti-Communist.
On the other hand a former Foreign Minister Senor Arielza has also formed another right-wing party but he is much more liberal minded towards the Communists.