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Patxi López shows her surprise that Griñán and Chaves are sentenced while Aguirre is exempted from Púnica

Urges the PP to be "silent" since it is the only party "convicted of corruption".

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Patxi López shows her surprise that Griñán and Chaves are sentenced while Aguirre is exempted from Púnica

Urges the PP to be "silent" since it is the only party "convicted of corruption"


The PSOE spokesman in Congress, Patxi López, has assured that his party complies with the sentence against former Andalusian presidents José Antonio Griñán and Manuel Chaves for the irregular use of regional subsidies for Employment Regulation Files (ERE), but has underlined that not even his "staunchest enemies" allege that they have taken not a single euro of public money.

Of course, he has been "surprised" that the justice, which is "one in Spain", has decided in the case of the former president of the Community of Madrid Esperanza Aguirre to be exempted from the case for the Punic plot by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor, when in her opinion she herself acknowledged in public statements that she failed to monitor.

He has also advised the PP to have "a bit of prudence" when talking about the Supreme Court resolution against both former regional leaders, given that instead of going out in a "spout" they should be "silent" because they are the only formation "condemned for corruption", alluding to the ruling in the Gürtel case.

In statements to TVE, collected by Europa Press, López has made it clear that the PSOE always starts from "respect" for court rulings, but has also specified that the ruling of the high court, of which the details are not known, It makes them "sad".

Questioned about whether there is a possibility of pardon, the Socialist parliamentarian replied that "at that time we are not even judicial", to specify that Griñán's lawyer has simply spoken of filing an amparo appeal with the Constitutional Court.

In this way, he has maintained that they have not enriched themselves and that they have not used "black money" to finance the party or pay for venues, but simply acted so that the granting of aid to companies and those affected by ERE would arrive "better", a measure that reached the Andalusian parliament and was also approved by the PP. However, he has lamented that "sadly" some people did take advantage of this streamlining procedure.

On the other hand, López has stressed that both former presidents abandoned their public positions and that the citizens have already taken on that political responsibility, given that the PSOE no longer governs in Andalusia.

Of course, he has insisted that "even his enemies" recognize that they did not get rich in the case of the ERE and that they could simply be to blame for their desire to expedite some aid, and then sentence that it is a "lie" that embezzled 700 million since most of that amount reached its beneficiaries.

Finally, and regarding the reaction of the PP, he has indicated that he does not like "playing you more", because in the end it harms "politics in general", but he has claimed that the main opposition party should "be silent " when assessing corruption.

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