Manuel Azaña (1880-1940)

October 31, 2010

The seventieth anniversary of the death of Republican President Manuel Azaña, who passed away on November 3rd, 1940, in France, prompts Público‘s Diego Barcala to reconsider his legacy. The Spaniards’ collective memory of Azaña, he writes, remains strangely similar to the image of Azaña engineered by the Franco regime. Meanwhile, the conservative Partido Popular made several attempts to appropriate him in order to clad itself in the mantle of moderate liberalism. More here.