In Spain, the government's plans to move the country towards democracy have received two setbacks from a group of extreme right-wing politicians who oppose any changes.
GV funeral procession through streets with chief mourners behind hoarse.
TGV crowds following hearse and chanting
SV people watching from balcony
TGV ZOOM IN TO mourners giving falangist salute and singing anthem
SV people giving falangist salute and chanting
TGV coffin carried along streets as Falangists sing and salute.
The law on succession is to be put before a referendum a referendum later this year together with other constitutional changes, including the creation of a two-house parliament. The National Movement is destined to disappear once political party democracy has been introduced in Spain.
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Background: In Spain, the government's plans to move the country towards democracy have received two setbacks from a group of extreme right-wing politicians who oppose any changes. And on Friday (11 June) thousands of right-wing who oppose any changes. And on Friday (11 June) thousands of right-wing supporters turned out in the northern town of Basauri at the funeral of one their leaders, Luis Carlo Albo Llamosa.
SYNOPSIS: Senor Llamosa was shot dead in Basauri on Wednesday (9 June) and there has bean speculation in Spain that the Basque separatist movement ETA were responsible, although the group have not verified that. Senor Llamosa was a local leader of the National Movement - the only political party allowed under the former regime of General Franco.
It is the National Movement that has opposed the changes in the Spanish constitution proposed by the government of King Juan Carlos. The ruling body of the Movement has rejected plans for a new-chamber parliament along western European lines. On 9 June a new law was passed, lifting a 37 year old ban on political parties. But right wing politicians blocked proposed changes in the penal code leaving the country with a new law allowing political parties and an old one banning them. The rightists said the bill was too vague on such points as the exclusion of communists.
In another bill, on royal succession, one section states that the King must swear to fulfil the fundamental laws of the realm. But the amendment that he must also swear loyalty to the National Movement. However, the government said they were not disturbed by what they considered a delaying action and added that the reform timetable leading to general elections next year would go ahead.