"Today the Government meets with a fugitive from justice in Brussels", censures the leader of the PP
MADRID, 4 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has accused this Monday the acting government led by Pedro Sánchez of going to Brussels to "negotiate an amnesty contrary to the Constitution and self-determination referendums", after the meeting in the Belgian capital of the vice president Yolanda Díaz and the former president of the Generalitat Carles Puigdemont.
The socialist wing of the Government has distanced itself from that trip to Brussels by the second vice president and acting Minister of Labor to meet with Puigdemont in the framework of a possible investiture of the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.
Moncloa sources have indicated to Europa Press that Díaz attends that meeting on behalf of Sumar and does not represent the PSOE. However, the PP has affirmed that "a vice president is one 24 hours a day and 7 days a week." "Is she part-time vice president? Is she permanent, perhaps?" The general secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, ironized on Twitter.
Feijóo has stressed that "today, the Government meets with a fugitive from justice in Brussels." "They have gone to negotiate an amnesty contrary to the Constitution and self-determination referendums," he stated in a message on the same social network.
The president of the 'populares' -who will undergo the investiture debate scheduled for September 26 and 27- has stressed that "the interests of Pedro Sánchez cannot condition the politics of our country".
This Monday, at a press conference, the Deputy Secretary for Culture and Open Society, Borja Sémper, described as "unprecedented" and a "scandal" that Yolanda Díaz traveled to Brussels to see Puigdemont, a "fugitive from Justice", but He has stressed that the contact that the PP will have with Junts is "completely different" because it is part of the recovery of "institutional normality".
Sémper has criticized that Díaz has refused to meet with Feijóo, but he did travel to the Belgian capital to meet a "fugitive from Justice" when, as he has stressed, the objective of that meeting is to seek the investiture of Pedro Sánchez "at any price".
"And this seems to us to be a profound error for Spanish politics, an error that we will unfortunately regret in the near future, because benefits for general interests never come from private interests," he warned.
When asked if he sees it as incoherent that the PP criticizes Díaz's meeting with Puigdemont but then is willing to speak with Junts, Sémper has differentiated both contacts. "We are talking about completely different things, Mr. Feijóo could announce tomorrow that he is president of the government, we know what the formula is," he emphasized, to highlight Feijóo's defense of the general interest and equality of Spaniards.
In this sense, he stressed that today the Government is going to see a fugitive from justice in Brussels" to "try to pave the way for an investiture". "This is not only unprecedented, it is a scandal. It breaks any kind of political convention," he asserted.