Our top story tonight: Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
"As Spain marked the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the its bloody civil war, El Mundo newspaper today published (in Spanish) a survey which found that a third of the population still believe General Franco was right to overthrow the republican government. During the resulting three-year campaign between supporters of the democratically elected government and Franco's rightwing nationalist army more than 500,000 people are thought to have been killed.
Seventy years after the coup, the memory of those events continues to divide Spanish public opinion. Critical opinion of the uprising is greater among younger people than the elderly where one in four prefer not to state any opinion.
The paper's survey also found that 50% of those who vote for the conservative Popular party backed Franco's uprising "against the chaos and violence of the Republic". Practising Catholics were also more likely to support Franco. "One should not forget that the Second Republic fought the Church and the Jesuits were broken up," the paper adds."