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Streets, hospitals and other locations named after Infanta Cristina are disassociating themselves

All across Spain, streets, hospitals, and other locations within the kingdom are changing their names to disavow themselves with the troubled Infanta.

Last week, the Assembly of Madrid voted to urge the Infanta Cristina Hospital to change their name to the Hospital of Parla as it contradicts with the stance of zero tolerance for corruption they have in the municipality of Parla in the Madrid Metropolitan Area.

Yesterday, a plenary session was held in Villafranca de los Barros to change Infanta Cristina Street to 8 de Marzo. It was expected to be approved during the meeting.

In the area of Pinto near Madrid, a government session has sent a form to the locals to see if they want to change the name of the Infanta Cristina Cultural Centre. A local council member said that the reason for the suggestion of a name change was evident. From 11 April, the townspeople will “democratically decide whether or not the change occurs,” explained Ángel Suazo, Councillor for Culture of the Town Hall of Pinto, told El Español.

Infanta Cristina has already had her title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca stripped by King Felipe in 2015 due to the scandal. She also had the Barcelona City Council approve “the withdrawal of the maximum distinction awarded by the city, the Gold Medal” to the Infanta in January 2016, reported El Español. That same month the City of Torrevieja (Alicante) took her name from the facade of the local sports hall. The same publication stated, “The municipal corporation of La Bañeza (León) unanimously agreed to withdraw the Infanta Cristina the title of Adoptive Daughter granted in 1995 to celebrate the centennial of the city.” The city also pulled her name from their cultural centre.

It will not be a surprise to, or upset, anyone to see this trend of disassociation with the troubled royal continue all across Spain in the future.

All of this is as a result of the Noos Case that took place last year; Infanta Cristina was cleared of all charges, but she was forced to pay a fine for civil liability. This was in opposition to the sentence handed down to her husband, Iñaki Urdangarin. Iñaki will serve six years and three months in prison for his role in the corruption and money laundering scandal with the Noos Institute.

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