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Pedro Sánchez will go to Congress to explain the pardons after having granted them
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Pedro Sánchez will go to Congress to explain the pardons after having granted them

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...
Jordi Sànchez says there won’t be "repentance" of the prisoners of the ‘procés’ in exchange for pardons
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Jordi Sànchez says there won’t be "repentance" of the prisoners of the ‘procés’ in exchange for pardons

The general secretary of Junts per Catalunya, Jordi SànchezHe has assured this that the pardons prepared by the Government "cannot be in exchange for any repentance." The pro-independence positions do not move despite the steps that the Executive that leads Pedro Sanchez has done in recent weeks to pave the way until its publication in the Official State Gazette. "It will be a decision that will correspond to the Executive, but it will be a solution if it arrives completely insufficient. Behind the 12 people who can be pardoned, 9 of whom are serving prison, there are thousands of people who suffer legal action every day", lamented Sànchez, who has reiterated his commitment to amnesty. Regarding the mobilization in Plaza Colón in Madrid against pardons, he has endorsed t...
Jaume Asens: "If the King signs he will be an accomplice for many ultras.  If you don’t sign, you should abdicate"
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Jaume Asens: "If the King signs he will be an accomplice for many ultras. If you don’t sign, you should abdicate"

The president of the United We Can parliamentary group in Congress, Jaume Asens, has assured this Monday that the demonstration in Madrid's Plaza de Colón "was a failure" and recalled that the King Felipe VI "he cannot not sign" the possible pardons to the leaders of the 'procés', because he would be skipping the Constitution. Asens has expressed this way in an interview in RNE after the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, he wondered if the monarch was going to sign the pardons. "The King's worst enemy is the right wing itself, it is clear that we are in a parliamentary monarchy," recalled the 'purple' leader. Along these lines, Asens has asserted that Ayuso "has put the King in a very difficult position", because "if he signs" he will become an "ac...
Isabel Díaz Ayuso: "What is the King of Spain going to do from now on?  Will you sign the pardons?"
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Isabel Díaz Ayuso: "What is the King of Spain going to do from now on? Will you sign the pardons?"

The acting president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has accused this Sunday the chief executive, Pedro Sanchez, from wanting to do Felipe VI "accomplice", with his signature, of the pardons to the leaders of the 'procés'. In addition, it has affirmed that with the presence of the PP in the concentration of Union 78 they do not claim the "photo of Columbus" but the "photo of dignity." This has been pronounced in statements to the media in front of the headquarters of the PP, in Madrid's Genova street, accompanied by the national president of the party, Pablo Casado, the secretary general of the PP, Teodoro Garcia Egea, and the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, among others. Later, they went to the rally in the Plaza de Colón against pardons. Ay...
A large crowd asks the Government in Colón not to pardon the prisoners of the ‘procés’
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A large crowd asks the Government in Colón not to pardon the prisoners of the ‘procés’

The presidents of PP, Vox and Ciudadanos, Pablo Casado, Santiago Abascal e Ines Arrimadas, respectively, they are this Sunday in the Plaza de Colón in Madrid to raise their voice against the granting of pardons to those convicted of the 'procés', in a concentration convened by the Unión 78 platform, a "civic and political" platform that integrates Rosa Diez, Maria San Gil O Fernando Savater. One of the controversies around this appointment, encouraged by the Government, is whether there will be a reissue of the 'Columbus photo', in reference to the one that took place in that same scenario in February 2019, on that occasion to demand elections. anticipated and that in addition to Casado and Abascal had Albert Rivera, then president of Cs. It is unlikely that the leaders ...
Carmen Calvo: "The pardons are near.  The PP must decide what to contribute"
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Carmen Calvo: "The pardons are near. The PP must decide what to contribute"

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-mi...
Montero corrects Belarra: "The interest of the Government is that Puigdemont can be tried in Spain"
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Montero corrects Belarra: "The interest of the Government is that Puigdemont can be tried in Spain"

The Government Spokesperson, Maria Jesus Montero, has been unmarked from the statements made by the Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Grass, by stating that "the interest of the Government is that Puigdemont can be brought to Spain and can be tried, as he has always said." Previously, Minister Belarra had defended the return to Spain of the former president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, who fled in Belgium, and that the independentists could raise self-government and an agreed referendum at the dialogue table, because she sees it as "enormously legitimate." . Belarra defended the return of both the former president of the Generalitat and the former councilors Clara Ponsatí and Toni Comín, because this would mean, in his opinion, ending the prose...
Calvo challenges PP, Vox and Cs and asks them "courage" to take a photo in Colón: "That they are not cowards"
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Calvo challenges PP, Vox and Cs and asks them "courage" to take a photo in Colón: "That they are not cowards"

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 ...
Escrivá: "In Europe there are many difficulties in explaining the length of sentences" of the ‘process’
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Escrivá: "In Europe there are many difficulties in explaining the length of sentences" of the ‘process’

The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, Jose Luis Escrivá, has assured this Thursday that he has "encountered many difficulties in explaining to other community partners the magnitude of the penalties" and the "length of the sentences" to the leaders of the 'procés'. Escrivá has expressed this way in an interview on TVE after being asked about the pardons to the independence leaders in prison. "When we have all the elements, I will speak, but you have to let the process continue," he replied. Of course, the minister has wanted to put "on the table" an issue that, in his opinion, all politicians have to "incorporate into their internal reflection." "I always look at the countries around us, and we have to know where we move and where we are," Escrivá po...
Pedro J. Ramírez asks that Congress hold an extraordinary plenary session to debate the pardons
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Pedro J. Ramírez asks that Congress hold an extraordinary plenary session to debate the pardons

The director of EL ESPAÑOL, Pedro J. Ramirez, believes that it is "essential" that a extraordinary plenary session in the Congress of Deputies so that the Government, without a time limit, make your case for granting clemency to the 12 condemned by the process. Pedro J. Ramírez considers that the Government of Pedro Sánchez "must demonstrate the usefulness of pardons", so it is necessary to call this plenary session. "I am not satisfied with the arguments in favor of pardons," he has opined in a Things clear the TVE. However, he considers that "if there are new political elements", such as Oriol Junqueras' rostrum in which he rejects the unilateral way and accepts the pardon, these "should be debated and analyzed." Asked about the demonstration this Sunday, June 13 in t...