The general auditor of the Congress of Deputies, Luis de la Peña, resigned from his position by sending a letter to the general secretary, Fernando Galindo, close to the PSOE. The argument that justifies his departure is that “he cannot continue to hold a position of responsibility under the direction of the Secretary-General.” when he has no confidence in his teaching and the very principle of his teaching has been broken and service to the Chamber in terms of appointment”, as advanced The reason and THE GOAL were able to confirm this with parliamentary sources.
These sources indicate that “for him, he is a member of the government who came to serve as the Secretary General of the House, a condition where, in the opinion of the former auditor, he should not participate in the preparation of amnesty or another series of policies that depend directly on the Executive. Furthermore, Luis de la Peña, who was also a lawyer at Cortes, “said this to Galindo’s face.” “He was a lifelong socialist, these same sources conclude, pointing out that he was a disciple of Gregorio Peces Barba.
De la Peña’s is the last of the many casualties that occurred at the General Secretariat of the Congress, and that is explained by the different profiles and experiences of Galindo and his predecessor, Carlos Gutiérrez, who left office at the time when the Cortes was established, arising from the general election of July 23 and with the election as president of the Lower House of socialist deputy Francina Armengol.
Behind this decision, there is nothing to do with amnesty, because Gutiérrez himself wants to get out of that position for a long time. However, Galindo came from the government of Pedro Sánchez, where he was the general director of autonomous and local cooperation until 2023 when he became the undersecretary of territorial policy. A past that contradicts the unwritten tradition of this position, where the candidate is required to provide experience above all questions and has a lot of experience in the Chamber.
Galindo’s appointment was the reason for the stupor of the Corps of Letters, which consists of about 50 officers distributed among the Congress and the Senate. Anger also reached political groups. PP considers it a “scandal” and maintains that the new senior lawyer of the Lower House is the armed wing of Pedro Sánchez in his strategy to whitewash the amnesty law that he agreed to with Carles Puigdemont.