Amnesty threat in Spain: a critical look at the government of Pedro Sánchez

Amnesty threat in Spain: a critical look at the government of Pedro Sánchez

In recent days, the issue of amnesty in Spain has generated intense controversy and concern in society.

The deputy secretary of Organization of the Popular Party (PP), Miguel Tellado has accused the acting head of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, of “prostituting” the constitutionalist tradition of the PSOE and becoming a “threat” to democracy.

Amnesty: a controversial measure

Amnesty agreed by Pedro Sánchez with the Catalan pro-independence parties has generated a great stir in the political and judicial sphere. Miguel Tellado has warned that the European Commission will take measures against Spain because the amnesty pardons corruption offenses, which is considered “inadmissible within the EU legislative framework”.

According to Tellado, the European Commission is “watching” closely what is happening in Spain and this situation needs to be monitored.

An attack on the rule of law and coexistence

For the deputy secretary of Organization of the PP, the amnesty law is a serious attack on the rule of law, the separation of powers and coexistence in Spain. Tellado points out that Pedro Sánchez is willing to do anything in order to become President of the Government, even at the cost of a lack of scruples and values.

The amnesty, according to Tellado, amnesties crimes of corruption and terrorism in exchange for the votes needed for the investiture of Sánchez, which does not contribute to improve coexistence and has serious consequences for the democratic quality of the country.

Prostituting the PSOE’s constitutionalist tradition

Deputy Secretary of Organization of the PP has accused the Socialist Party of abandoning its constitutionalist positions to accept the pro-independence narrative. In Tellado’s opinion, Pedro Sánchez has become a threat to the rule of law and democracy in Spain.

The amnesty rule, according to the PP leader, is a disgrace that accepts all the demands of the pro-independence “blackmail” and attacks the rule of law and the division of powers.

A process of humiliation

Tellado considers that the amnesty culminates a process of humiliation by Pedro Sánchez and his government. According to the deputy secretary of Organization of the PP, the Executive is invading all areas of power, controlling the Legislative Power and seeking to control the Judiciary.

The amnesty measure, in Tellado’s opinion, does not guarantee coexistence and there is no repentance on the part of those who committed crimes and promoted a coup d’état in Catalonia.

Mobilizations and citizen response

Tellado encourages citizens to participate in the mobilizations called in protest against the amnesty. The deputy secretary of Organization of the PP considers that it is necessary for Pedro Sánchez to abandon his navel-gazing and his strategy of massive deception.

According to Tellado, Spanish society must respond firmly and calmly in the mobilizations to show its rejection of the Government’s actions.

Criticism and dissatisfaction within the PSOE

The PP leader has also criticized the alleged “undisclosed pact” between the PSOE and EH Bildu for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez. According to Tellado, if this pact has not been disclosed it is because the clauses and conditions would be unacceptable to everyone.

In addition, the deputy secretary of Organization of the PP stresses that his party is obliged to represent the vast majority who believe in the importance of preserving democracy and who feel betrayed by the actions of the PSOE.

General strike and the position of the PP

Tellado also pronounces himself on the general strike called by the union Solidarity, linked to Vox. The PP leader considers that his party should be cautious with this call and listen to the social partners.

Although he does not go into details about the position of the PP on the strike, he hints that the party is attentive to the demands of citizens and seeks to represent their interests in a responsible manner.

Conclusions

Statements made by Miguel Tellado, deputy secretary of Organization of the PP, on the amnesty agreed by Pedro Sánchez have generated a great deal of controversy. Tellado accuses the acting president of “prostituting” the constitutionalist tradition of PSOE and becoming a threat to democracy.

According to Tellado the amnesty is an attack on the rule of law and coexistence, and has serious consequences for the democratic quality of Spain. Spanish society, in Tellado’s opinion, must respond firmly and calmly in mobilizations to express its discontent with the Government’s actions.