"No to negotiating impunity for votes, and no to calling reconciliation what is electoral or parliamentary interest," he defends
MADRID, 11 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The PP has indicated that the conditions do not exist to pardon the former Catalan president and leader of Junts, Carles Puigdemont, because he is still on the run from Spanish Justice and does not regret what he did in the 'procés', while recognizing that studied his support for an amnesty for Catalan independentists but rejected it "in less than 24 hours."
This is how the PP reacted late this Saturday after several media outlets had published that the party would be open to a pardon for Puigdemont conditional on him being held accountable before Justice, as well as renouncing the referendum and the unilateral route. .
Just yesterday the leader of the 'popular', Alberto Núñez Feijóo, assured during a rally in Sarria (Lugo) that the PP took less than 24 hours to reject Junts' votes for his investiture because the amnesty has always been a red line for his party, while for Pedro Sánchez's PSOE it was a political opportunity to continue in the Government, he wanted to contrast.
PP sources have stressed that they "would never pardon" a person accused of any crime who "did not show total remorse for their actions or show a intention to amend."
"These conditions did not occur with the pardons of the 'procés'. And even less do they occur with those who have not yet been prosecuted for having left our country to escape the action of Justice and the Spanish courts," the sources, in a veiled reference to Puigdemont, whom they do not mention.
The 'popular' have defended that their position is clear, that is, against the amnesty as "unconstitutional" and also against the pardons, as "unfair and arbitrary for those who challenged the State and say they would do it again."
"No to negotiating impunity for votes, and not to calling reconciliation what is an electoral or parliamentary interest," they indicated, before adding that the reconciliation defended by the President of the Government is "fictitious" and the result of the judicial necessity of whoever It has the votes and the political need of those who need them, in reference to Junts and the PSOE.
For the PP, this model is not valid for the Spanish people and they have once again insisted that they lead the opposition and not the Government because they maintain their principles "safe from the demands of fugitives and convicts."
And that is why, they continue, why "we said 'no' in less than 24 hours to the amnesty that Sánchez has been wanting to promote in our country for five months. And that is why Sánchez is president and Feijóo is not."
The main opposition party has criticized that there is a high interest on the part of the PSOE and "its speakers" to try to make people believe that all parties are equal. "And no, we are not," they concluded.