The Amnesty Law remains one of the main lines of confrontation between the coalition government and the Popular Party. This Sunday the leader of the Socialist Party of Catalonia (PSC) and ex Minister of Health, Salvador Illahas harshly criticized Alberto Núñez Feijóo, alleging that his party “has never cared about reunion or coexistence”, in relation to the information that the leader of the PP would support a pardon for former president Carles Puigdemont, as anticipated Public.
This pardon would be conditional on him being accountable to Justice, serving his sentence, requesting a measure of grace and also renounce the illegal referendum and independence through unilateral means. In this formula that the Popular Party now defends, pardons would be part of the PP’s strategy for resolving the Catalan conflict.
This is a totally different position from the one they have been defending until now. Furthermore, popular sources also recognized the difficulty of proving terrorism crimes in the case of the leader of Junts, although They defend that it be investigated.
“The pardons and amnesty are necessary measures so that Catalonia can turn the page. We have been working for a long time to make this happen. In front of us, always against us, we have had the PP,” said Illa on the social network allusion to “Feijoo’s big lie”. For his part, the Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Relations with the Courts, Felix Bolaños, It has been asked on this same social network if the popular ones will apologize for “the atrocities they have said to us.”
Some time before he had ironically said that the PP and Feijóo had said “on the night of the Goyas” that their “apocalyptic opposition to the amnesty is just an interpretation, that They know that there was no terrorism and they want reconciliation and pardons“.
Meanwhile, the current president of the Vox formation, Santiago Abascalhas classified Feijóo’s approaches as “a serious insult to the Spanish“and has declared that if Pedro Sánchez did not exist, “Mr. Feijóo would have just carried out the biggest scam on the electorate ever carried out in Spain.”
The former president of the Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero has maintained that the information about the leader of the PP and his new position on pardons shows the “great infamy” that the right has maintained these months and has predicted more changes in the popular opinion.
And the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, has made it clear that it seems “inexplicable and indefensible that the PP negotiated with the Penal Code to obtain an investiture or any political gain.” On the social network
Criticism of the progressive candidates for the Xunta
In the middle of the Galician election campaign, Sumar’s candidate, Martha Loishas demanded the president of the Xunta and PP candidate for re-election, Alfonso Rueda, and his party to give explanations for having “lied and manipulated” about the pardons and the amnesty law.
Lois has criticized that Rueda has been “agitating every day” with the issue of amnesty and in the last few hours it has become known that “they lied to us, as always, that they lie more than they talk; that they were thinking of talking about pardons with Puigdemont.” Now, added Sumar’s former spokesperson in Congress, “they should give explanations when they discover that they are liars and manipulators.”
For his part, the PSdeG candidate, José Ramón Gómez Besteiro, has said that “lies” are the form of politics “that surrounds the PP.” “Look what a scamp Feijóo is. We already knew that he was meeting with Puigdemont but he was already talking about amnesty,” Besteiro slipped in the context of a rally in Ferrol, where he had the support of Zapatero.
The BNG candidate for the presidency of the Xunta has also criticized the PP, Ana Pontonwho has stated that the Popular Party is going “from lurch to lurch” and that “it has been attacking Catalonia all week and now it turns out that it is Mr. Feijóo who wants to pardon Puigdemont.”
The Government indicates that the solution is to support the amnesty law
In an interview on Catalunya Ràdio, the Minister of the Interior of the Generalitat, Joan Ignasi Elenahas clarified that the “solution” is to support the amnesty law in the Congress of Deputies and has referred to the new position of the PP regarding pardons: “They are confused, one day they say one thing and the next day the opposite, and with great vehemence; those who were previously terrorists, coup plotters and criminals who had broken Spain, Now they can be pardoned.”
The councilor has advocated stopping creating obstacles and voting in favor of the Amnesty Law, a regulation that he has been convinced will pass in Congress and that “will put things in their place.”