The barons of the PP warned on October 19 in the Senate, after the president of Catalonia, Pere Aragonés, announced the roadmap for the amnesty law, that they do not seek to be more than anyone else, “but not less. And the agreement closed by the PSOE with the ERC constitutes a “comparative grievance” for other communities and breaks the principle of equality. The president of Cantabria, María José Sáenz de Buruaga, has warned that if this happens, he will ask for it in the same conditions for his region, and up to five barons will then announce that they will go to the Constitutional Court.
Because of this, the popular barons came out in force to criticize the agreement with the independentists for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez.
Juanma Moreno, president of the Andalusian Regional Government, immediately came out to claim 17.8 billion euros after the socialists forgave a debt of 15 billion euros in Catalonia, plus 1.3 billion in interest. “Andalusia is well managed and does not need debt forgiveness. Therefore, it needs 17.8 billion euros, equivalent to the population of the transfer of Sánchez to the ERC and Junts,” said Moreno. “And a compensation fund that allows us to recover the 15,000 million lost in Andalusia in the current financial system of the region,” he added, before “requesting the same from the Spanish.” “After lowering morale, Sánchez looked for an economic complaint, and Andalusia said no,” he concluded in a comment on social networks.
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, accused the government of “attacking political pluralism” and trying to avoid any institutional control using amnesty. The baroness of Madrid recalled the institutional statement of the CGPJ this week: “They are trying to ensure that the political leaders no longer answer for their crimes before the courts.” In addition, he assured that the independence movements “did not help Spain or Catalonia; they did everything because they lost the election, and they have justice in their hands now.”
The president of the Community of Valencia, Carlos Mazón, described the upcoming amnesty law for those prosecuted for the process as “a shame and bankruptcy of the rule of law and legal security,” because, he recalled, they did not have to be convicted of “romantic crimes” such as standing in a square in Catalonia and saying, “Let’s go to the worlds of Yupi together.” “Here people are convicted for taking our money: for fraud and corruption by taking money for a false referendum. “We are not talking about the dream of liberating the oppressed people,” he said, and warned that “they will not only be forgiven, but they will ask for forgiveness if they say they will do it again.”
In an informative breakfast at the Nueva Economía Fórum, asked if he is considering appealing the amnesty to the Constitutional Court, Mazón reiterated that the Generalitat is ready to go “as far as necessary to protect the equality that the Valencian Community deserves” and “offer new glories” to “five million Spaniards.”
In addition, he criticized that Aragonès visited Valencia on Saturday “for something called the October Awards to say ‘Catalan countries'” and denied that “do we believe that the process of social peace in Spain grew?”
The president of Extremadura, María Guardiola, expressed in his presence the rejection of the amnesty law agreed by Pedro Sánchez with the independents, criticizing the “VIP treatment” of those who benefited from this law and wondering “what are the benefits in this benefit of a Zafra rancher or a doctor from Badajoz?” thus rejecting the argument presented by Sánchez to defend the amnesty, when he assured that it was in the name of Spain.
Guardiola recalled when Podemos made a reference “to caste”, addressing the acting second vice president, Yolanda Díaz: “Today we remind Mrs. Yolanda Díaz that there is no greater definition of caste than a privileged group of politicians who “will not only forgive, but we will ask for forgiveness.”
The president of Murcia, Fernando López-Miras, assured that “we will not allow more inequality. We will ask for protection in the courts,” and the Baron of Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, recalled that “we will not remain silent in the face of injustice in terms of financing and debt forgiveness.” The president of Aragón, Jorge Azcón, recalled that “the PSOE continues to make first- and second-class Spaniards” and called the condonation “absolute nonsense.”