King Juan Carlos I should give explanations for the “disturbing” information that has become known about his economic activities, according to Pedro Sánchez, who has guaranteed that he will not be treated with “favoritism”.
This has been assured by the President of the Government in an interview in La Sexta in which, however, he has distanced himself from the decision that the Prosecutor’s Office will foreseeably take to archive the investigation proceedings on the origin of the fortune of the king emeritus.
“It would be convenient for Juan Carlos I say effectively what is your opinion on all these facts, which as I qualified them, is disturbing information, and that in the end undermines the confidence of the Spanish people in all the institutions “, he affirmed.
Sánchez has said he has no information on whether Felipe VI’s father wants to return to Spain, he recalled that his departure to Saudi Arabia in August 2020 was a decision that he made with the Royal Family and has influenced that it is necessary to assess “the commitment to regeneration, transparency and exemplarity” of the current head of state
“Nothing to say” from the file
In addition, he wanted to make it clear that the Government is not doing “any exercise of favoritism” with King Juan Carlos because of who he is and that all Spaniards are treated before the Tax Agency, the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Power “of the same way”.
Regarding the fact that the Public Ministry plan to archive all your inquiries about King Emeritus, the President of the Government has stressed that Spain is “a democratic and legal state” and that he has “nothing to say” on this matter.
Ayuso’s “electoral strategy”
He has affirmed that the criticisms of the Budgets of the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, only respond to his “electoral strategy” to oppose the central Executive, and has denied that public accounts are an offense for this region.
Moreover, it has ensured that Díaz Ayuso herself knows that “the Government is betting on Madrid“, by prioritizing investments in scholarships, housing or health and, specifically, in primary care, all of which have” a lot to do with what happens in Madrid. “
This has been assured by Sánchez in an interview in La Sexta, collected by Europa Press, when asked about the complaint by the Madrid president, that these accounts represent a “robbery” for the community he presides over.
“Mrs. Ayuso has been confronting the Government in everything. If I say ‘a’, she says ‘b’, and if I say ‘b’, she says ‘a’. But hey, this is an electoral strategy. She knows that the Government is betting on Madrid, “he defended.
Likewise, he has stated that he would like that, sometime, “even once”, Díaz Ayuso could “collaborate with the Government for the benefit of the people of Madrid.”
On the other hand, asked if he will get the support of ERC to carry out the public accounts, given the reluctance that the independentistas have raised for now, Sánchez has assured that it “seems difficult” that a “progressive” formation does not support some Budgets they are “manual progressives.”