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The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, plans to appear in the Plenary of Congress the first week of July to account for the pardons to the imprisoned pro-independence politicians, which the Executive expects to approve in the coming weeks.

It is expected that the appearance will be in the plenary session of the Wednesday July 7, although the order is yet to be fixed. If that is the day, Pedro Sánchez’s explanations will come when the 12 prisoners of the process are already out of prison, since the pardons reach the Council of Ministers on June 22 or 29. Or, at the latest, July 6.

According to the same sources, the Board of Spokespersons has analyzed the appearance of Sánchez at its meeting on Tuesday at your own request, although the July 7 agenda has yet to be scheduled.

The Prime Minister will appear not only to explain the pardons he plans to approve, he will also detail the conclusions of the last European Summit.

PP motion

The PP had requested on several occasions a full monograph that had been rejected for Sánchez to explain these grace measures. In return, the Popular Party will force Congress to vote a motion against pardons, which will force the parties to position themselves on the matter.

The PP takes to the Plenary of this week a motion, result of the interpellation that he addressed last week to Minister Juan Carlos Campo, demanding that the Government deny pardons to the prisoners of the process and desist from their claim to repeal or modify the crime of sedition. Although the debate may take place late on Tuesday, the vote is already set for Wednesday.

At their initiative, popular They emphasize that neither the sentencing court -in this case the Supreme Court- nor the Prosecutor’s Office consider that there are circumstances of justice and equity for this measure of grace, and that therefore granting it would only be of “use” for the Government, while the convicted belong to parties that usually support him in Congress.

Therefore, they urge the Government to give up in their efforts to ‘forgive’ the prisoners of 1-O, as well as to desist in its intention to modify the crimes of rebellion and sedition downwards.

The PSOE supports them

After several weeks of internal criticism within the PSOE as well as some of its most historic leaders, the Executive of the PSOE debated this Monday on pardons.

“Of course, the party fully supports this issue of pardons.”. After several weeks without meetings in Ferraz, and precisely on a Monday in which The Secretary General and President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, was not there, the PSOE officially took a position yesterday, through the mouth of Jose Luis Ábalos.

And it does so even before the government motivates them. Not surprisingly, the files of each of the 12 convicted by the process they have not yet reached the Council of Ministers. And therefore, they have not been made public either.

Ábalos, secretary of the Socialist Organization, appeared at a press conference on Monday and, to questions from the press, admitted that the Party Executive “of course she has debated” the pardons. “We cannot avoid it, it is a key issue for coexistence in Catalonia,” he said. “And we do not put any objection, nor criticism at all” to his concession.


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