The former president of the Government of Andalusia Rafael Escuredo Today he made a strong defense of an amnesty law as part of the negotiations for the investiture of the President of the Government. “It is in accordance with the Constitution and I am in favor of its approval. We have to look at ourselves as a country when we analyze the position of the German justice system regarding the crime of sedition and the fact that a person like Puigdemont, with whom I do not share anything , will be free outside the territory of Spain, ” he noted in the framework of an event organized by the socialist foundation Andalusia, Socialism and Democracy and presented by the general secretary of the PSOE-A, Juan Espadas about parliamentarism, autonomism and municipalism in Spain.
So Escuredo broke the framework of the discourse that the PSOE-A has maintained until now, ignoring the words amnesty or referendum as long as there is no progress in negotiations. And he did it strongly, also leaving a message about the role of pro-independence groups such as Junts or ERC in Congress and the agreements of the Government. “I believe in a Spain where we all stay, and we cannot ask an independent party to stop defending freedom, just as no one can ask the PSOE to stop defending the Welfare State.
However, Escuredo acknowledged the existence of different positions regarding the legal validity of the amnesty figure. The Spanish Constitution prohibits general pardons. However, it did not make any mention of amnesty. It does not prohibit or allow it, and therefore the current legal debate around its possible appropriateness. For Escuredo, it will immediately lead to an appeal to the Constitutional Court, and we will wait for their final decision. “What is clear is that if endorsed by the Constitutional Court, they will be disqualified and a case will be filed against the Constitutional Court,” he said.
In this context, Escuredo had harsh words, without mentioning it, with some leaders of Andalusian and Spanish socialism who expressed their position against amnesty or possible negotiation of the right to self-determination. Felipe González did not say, nor did Alfonso Guerra. But there is no need: «In my years as a socialist, I lived a lot. I swallowed frogs and snakes… The GAL, WE. So I now see with confusion how others are now not where they should be. I say this, with respect, but also from sadness and pain. “I’m sick of seeing some attitudes.”
Escuredo, one of the famous references of Andalusian socialism with openly supported Juan Espadas In the previous regional election campaign and the recent general election campaign, he showed in any case his conviction that an investiture will take place in the short term.. “There is an investment, and there is a socialist government “he settled down.