MERIDA, 4 May. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Minister of Social Rights and General Secretary of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has asked that “urgent political responsibilities” be assumed for the Pegasus case and has pointed to the National Intelligence Center (CNI) regarding the alleged espionage of independence leaders.
“What we know now reliably, because the Ministry of Defense has confirmed it, is that part of the espionage on Catalan leaders, on public representatives, comes from the CNI itself,” he stated in statements to the media in Mérida.
Belarra has considered that “mass espionage” on public representatives “has no place” and “is not compatible with the rule of law” and, beyond that, has indicated that what worries him most is that the government “is capable of restore the confidence of the citizens”, something that seems to him “the most important thing”.
“For that we have to urgently reorganize ourselves, we need urgent political responsibilities to be assumed and we need the necessary mechanisms to be deployed so that something like this cannot happen again, because that is the most essential thing, not only to restore the confidence of the parliamentary partners, which is also very important, but especially of the citizens of our country”, he asserted.
Ione Belarra made these statements this Wednesday in Mérida, where she participated in the meeting of the Royal Board of Trustees on Disability and in the delivery of the ‘Queen Letizia Awards’, events presided over by Her Majesty Queen Letizia.
Likewise, and asked about the origin of the espionage, Belarra indicated that, as the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, has stated, it is not known where it comes from and, in fact, he pointed out that the “attack that the Prime Minister has received and that the Catalan politicians have received would not have to come from the same place”.
WITHOUT ASSUMING RESPONSIBILITIES, DISTRUST INCREASES
Also, and asked if the person in charge of the CNI should resign, the general secretary of Podemos has pointed out that the situation is “extremely serious”, since what “is at stake right now is democracy” and that implies the “assumption of political responsibilities” in a “very urgent” manner.
“I believe that all the time that goes by without these political responsibilities being assumed increases the distrust of citizens, which is what worries me the most. We need this government to make progressive policies, to make brave policies that show that takes deepening democracy and democratic cleansing very seriously and for that there can be no shadow of doubt about the State’s action in this matter”, he reiterated.
Finally, and asked if she had handed over her mobile phone to be checked, the minister reported that they had contacted all the ministers to carry out the necessary inquiries in the coming days.