The second vice president of the government and leader of Sumar, Yolanda Diaz, distanced itself from the trial of the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, to limit the judges’ teaching hours. “We believe, from what we know about the proposal from the media, that it is not going in the right direction,” he said in the corridors of the Congress of Deputies.
In his words, Díaz increased the pressure on his colleague in the Executive because, on Tuesday, Sumar did not want to examine the matter, hiding behind the fact that they did not know exactly what Sánchez raised. Although he has not discussed the details of the president, Díaz continued to show his doubts in public.
For Díaz, Sánchez’s proposal did not go in the right direction, an expression he used twice: “because of the general impact it could have.” “The accused in our country must have the right to a process with guarantees and full solvency,” he assured.
“There are processes that are very complex and require certain rhythms, methods, and research, which require a certain vigilance,” he added.
Pedro Sánchez announced on Monday that he plans to revise the Criminal Procedure Law to limit the extensions of judicial investigations, such as those affecting. Carles Puigdemont and those around him. With this movement, the president is trying to persuade supporters of Catalan independence to approve the Amnesty Law and remain with the legislature.
However, the proposal did not go down well with its partners. This Tuesday, the Junts, ERC, and Podemos distanced themselves from the proposal because it is a parallel exercise that has nothing to do with the Amnesty Law.
Now, Sumar adds to these doubts, with the aggravating factor that the party of Yolanda Díaz is a partner in the coalition government and one of the main defenders of the amnesty. In fact, PSOE itself is against the same initiative promoted by the PP when Mariano Rajoy was the leader of the executive.
With this situation, to which we must add the struggle that the Executive continues with the judges to clarify what is terrorism and what is not, the government of Pedro Sánchez has entered a complex judicial and legislative mess that seems to be difficult to exit.