The political and personal nature of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, led his closest group, the Executive, and the leadership of the PSOE not to allow themselves to be carried away by the chaos because they always considered having the handholds of the road. Slamming the door of the Junts per Catalunya with the current wording of the amnesty law, which they fear will not 100% protect its leader, Carles Puigdemont, and others prosecuted in the process, opens another dynamic in the relationship between neo-convergents and socialists. The unpredictable party of the former Catalan president who fled to Brussels, which supports the government, is the only certainty that the Executive has. This course of action also angered the ERC. “They were harassing us before the bill was even registered in Congress,” they now recall in this formation. In vain were the many hours spent on the detailed writing that arrived at the plenary session of Congress on Tuesday. The shocks of the Junts due to the last-minute judicial orders fell on the government with requests, which it has closed for now.
In the socialist ranks, they are waiting for a small movement of unrest and internal chaos in the waters of the Junts to become more powerful until they bring Puigdemont to relax and allow the benefit of erasing the sentences that reach hundreds of people as soon as possible. The ERC raised its voice against the actions of its opponents in the pro-independence camp. The government continues to “see what they are doing,” which they have requested since the first negotiations for the investiture, but not without concern.
With or without amnesty, the government will continue, even if it fails to approve the budgets. This is the statement expressed with the determination of government sources. And it’s not just argumentative. This will happen until, at least, after the elections in Catalonia, that is, February 2025. Then, nationalists and socialists will rethink their relationship.
Jun’s new blow on the chin of the central government was delivered in the middle of the Galician election campaign, when weakness is the position that does not suit the socialists. Pedro Sánchez outlined the line of argument in Galicia: there is an amnesty because “supporters of freedom are not terrorists,” and there are three and a half years left in the legislature to implement a powerful social and economic agenda.
When the polls open in Galicia in 13 days, the Congressional Justice Commission’s discussion of the defeated amnesty law will be packed. The left majority will settle this Tuesday at the Congress Table the debate opened by the PP, which has no regulatory meaning, according to legal sources with the highest parliamentary qualifications, if the law that was defeated in the plenary session of Congress returns to the commission or income has to start again from the beginning. The PP will demand that it leave Congress after being rejected by the absolute majority. On the contrary, sources from the legal service of the Lower House, although aware that some lawyers have revealed themselves by the PP, defend that Article 131.2 of the Chamber’s Regulations does not discriminate the cases and that, if the law is defeated, In plenary, it will be returned to the committee. This additional element of confusion will be added to the background discussion of amnesty, in which the PP will take the lead. But the law will likely return to the commission, and there the tension between the government and Junts will be suppressed. The government wants to take for granted that there is amnesty under the terms already established. Plans, but not guarantees.