The First Vice President of the Government and Minister of the Presidency, Carmen Calvo, has asked the Popular Party, Vox and Ciudadanos to “don’t be cowards” and this sunday “take the picture” together in the Columbus demonstration against pardons, to be held this Sunday in Madrid.
“They have been saying for two or three days that they will go but saying that they are not going to put themselves in the photo, that the photo is of the monuments that are there, “has ironized Calvo, who has indicated that there are already leaders of the PP who have unmarked themselves and have already confirmed that they will not attend” because they have things to do. “You have to be braver”, has asked.
The vice president has censured that PP, Vox and Ciudadanos attend the call for this demonstration against the granting of pardons to those convicted of the ‘procés’ and has denounced that the right is increasingly radical. “The Spanish right is radicalized and united against Catalonia”, has stated in Things clear the TVE.
Carmen Calvo (@carmencalvo_), on the Columbus demonstration:
“That the leaders are not cowards and take the photo. They have been saying for days that they will go but they are not going to put themselves in the photo. You have to be more courageous.”
– The Clear Things (@cosasclarastve) June 10, 2021
Calvo believes that Spain and Catalonia “have to be involved in something” other than pardons and that what we have to focus on is “improving public services” and the economy. “Politics has to be there”, has added.
Asked when the decision on pardons will be known, Calvo has advanced that “it won’t take long” in knowing the decision of the Council of Ministers. The files of each of the condemned “are already being completed” and once finalized they will be taken to the Council of Minister.
In this sense, he has clarified that the pardons will be “partial” and that they are “a political decision.” If these are finally granted, he explained, it will not be a reproach to the Supreme Court.