The PSOE of Pedro Sánchez defended the closed doors of the Congress of Deputies that the amnesty for the accused of 1-O was agreed by the socialists and the separatists from the ERC and Junts because the investiture of Pedro Sánchez does not seek the “self-determination” of Catalonia, as stated in the board minutes on the camera.
It was defended by the first vice president of Congress and socialist deputy for Seville, Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, when, on November 21, 2023, the bill of his party was submitted to the qualification process of the Chamber Table and continued thanks to the votes of the representatives of PSOE and Sumar. Now, at the request of Vox, who filed a complaint against these members of the Chamber’s governing body, the minutes of that meeting were provided to form the Santiago Abascal third force in the room, but there was no presence at the table.
In the said meeting, held behind closed doors, Gómez de Celis used more than questionable arguments to maintain that the PSOE text for granting amnesty to the coups of 1-O is different from the one presented in 2021 by the independentists themselves ERC, Junts, and the CUP, and which was rejected by the Board, including its socialist members, along with contrary report In addition to the former senior counsel, Carlos Gutiérrez Vicen.
In the current context, Gómez de Celis stated in response to the PP deputy for Salamanca and second vice president of Congress, José Antonio Bermúdez de Castro, that “in the case that concerns us today (…) we are not dealing with pardon, no individualization of reasons, no interference in the judicial area, and the proposed amnesty is not based on an alleged principle of self-determination in Catalonia rejected by the Constitutional Court,” maintains the number two to the president Francina Armengol.
On the other hand, the PP has criticized in recent months that the amnesty is the “first step” for independenceists to another “referendum on self-determination,” such as the 1st of October 2017. Alberto Núñez Feijóo He warned of this in the investiture debate with Pedro Sánchez. «Amnesty, yes or no; referendum, yes or no; reassert the independence of Catalonia, yes or no?” he launched to the head of the government without receiving an answer.
The lawyer, Galindo
On the other hand, at the meeting of the Board on November 21, 2023, the second vice president of the Congress, Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, also had words of praise for the new secretary general, Fernando Galindo, who has a past in the PSOE and the government, for his favorable report on the amnesty process. «Mr. Rodríguez, leaving this last political assessment of Mr. Bermúdez de Castro, who is more typical of the spokesperson of the parliamentary group than a member of the Board, recorded his thanks to the General Secretariat in general for the note prepared, which, rather, is a report, because it is long, detailed, and explanatory,” the minutes state.
This non-binding report ordered by Galindo and amended on January 10 by Justice Commission lawyers maintains that “there seems to be nothing in the Constitution or the constitutional jurisprudence sufficient parameters or elements to determine if there is a clear and obvious conflict with the Constitution,” as he said, the former senior lawyer. Likewise, the lawyers of the Commission of Justice showed in the amendment process that there are doubts about the constitutionality of this law of amnesty and pointed out that the approval of a behavior of this type would require constitutional reform.
The controversial amnesty law and the final transfer of Sánchez’s PSOE to the separatists are, in its words, sorry for all the terrorist crimes committed by the separatists during the process. This is very present in the debate that will take place this Wednesday in the Permanent Deputation of Congress.
One of the initiatives carried out by the Popular Group, together with the spokesperson Miguel Tellado Next is the request for the urgent appearance of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, to explain the agreements he reached on the edge with the party of Carles Puigdemont to save both laws. Among the agreed transfers are powers on immigration matters, such as “border control,” according to a note published by Junts. On the other hand, neither the government nor Ferraz have yet made public any document of that agreement, even though even the night before the vote on January 10 in the Senate (due to the work of Congress), there was one private meeting in Moncloa between members of PSOE and Junts.
However, everything appears to be the same most of Waterloo, which saves the validation of those two decrees, will release Sánchez from the immediate appearance of the Congress and knock down the PP request. Feijóo’s party can see here another reason to call for the mobilization of citizens in the event against the amnesty that was called. this Sunday, January 28, in the Plaza de España in Madrid.