The First Vice President of the Government, Carmen Calvo, underlines that “pardons are close” in an interview published this Sunday, June 13, the day of the demonstration in the Plaza de Colón against the grace measure for those convicted of the ‘procés’.
“As soon as the individualized files are completed, we will immediately follow up on them, so they will arrive soon at the table of the Council of Ministers. These pardons do not have an electoral rhythm nor are they tied to any political calendar. They will be a decision of great political significance,” has declared Calvo to The vanguard.
The Government, says its ‘number 2’, is apparently no stranger to public opinion in this regard, but assures that “this is a decision at a juncture in which determination and open-mindedness must be demonstrated, even if it involves a step of Thermopylae (…) and the only viable alternative for Catalonia “in order to” normalize institutional relations. “
“It is not a matter of small political calculation, but of big vision”, defends Calvo in the interview, confident that “every day a more important part of the citizenry begins to understand that there is no other alternative.”
Calvo understands, however, that the opposition does not help to understand the pardon with an “irrational battle that does not give any argument or literally lies.” “They have said – adds the vice president – that pardons are illegal, that they cannot be given against the opinion of the sentencing court or without repentance. Lies. One thing is to disagree and another to lie.”
Regarding the letter of Oriol Junqueras accepting the pardon and rejecting the unilateral way, something that the opposition sees agreed with the Government and orchestrated, Calvo believes that “with his reflections, -Junqueras- reveals the experience he lived and admits errors (…) and helps to understand the evolution of an important part of the Catalan independence movement “.
Already directly on the concentration of Columbus on this 13-J, Calvo asks the PP to “assume its share of responsibility and decide what it is going to contribute.” “Just going back to Colón with the heirs of the Franco regime?”