The magistrate clarifies that the resolution that authorized its sale followed "the legally established procedure"
MADRID, 18 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The head of Madrid's Contentious-Administrative Court 30, Carmen Casado, has decided to annul the precautionary suspension of the issuance of the Postage stamp that commemorates the centenary of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), which means giving free rein for sale.
In an order from this Friday, to which Europa Press has had access, the magistrate once again allows the sale of the stamp, ensuring that the resolution authorizing the issuance of the commemorative stamp followed "the legally established procedure."
This decision by the judge comes after she herself agreed on November 11 to provisionally suspend the sale of the seal, as requested by the Christian Lawyers association, which considered "intolerable" that public administrations be used to "promote an ideology ".
Now, the judge explains that the resolution that allowed the sale of the seal, adopted jointly by the Undersecretaries of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and the Treasury, has not been "the object of any challenge, becoming firm and consented."
"All of the foregoing dissolves all doubts about the existence of the factual route adduced by the plaintiff, motivated by reasons of a political nature that do not deny or oppose the facts referred to and proven here," the order clarifies.
Correos announced the issuance of this commemorative stamp of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE), which would have a circulation of 135,000 copies and would cost 0.75 euros.
The general secretary of the Communist Party of Spain, Enrique Santiago, has celebrated the measure on his Twitter account and has assured that the stamp will be available this Monday "at post offices and tobacconists."
"The court has lifted the suspension of the commemorative stamp of the centenary of the Communist Party, condemning the so-called Christian Lawyers to pay the costs, who have acted in a reckless and politicized manner," he pointed out.
The Popular Party, Vox and Ciudadanos censured last week the decision of the Post Office to issue a commemorative stamp for the first centenary of the PCE, going so far as to request the resignation of its director, Juan Manuel Serrano.
"It's a shame. Take it back," PP senator Rafael Hernando immediately demanded, warning that "communism, Nazism, and fascism are totalitarian ideologies condemned by the European Parliament and that caused millions of deaths."
Vox also denounced that the history of the PCE is "of violence, checks, walks, hatred and totalitarianism" against all Spaniards, "including those on the left." For this reason, he believes that the best tribute would be "for young people to learn about their criminal and genocidal past without manipulation"; and he proposes as an alternative that the stamp commemorates the 86th anniversary of the Paracuellos massacre.
Likewise, Ciudadanos demands the resignation of the president of the Post Office, since it believes that commemorating the century of life of the Communist Party "is commemorating hatred, crime and misery." "It also contravenes the 2019 European resolution on communism and Nazism. It stains the image of Spain and it's a shame," the 'oranges' warned.