There is not a single element that suggests that the government and the PP will reach an agreement on the multitude of pressing issues, both old and new, that are absolutely necessary. What can be good for one of the actors harms the other or goes beyond its strategic framework. Too much territorial plurality to push forward a new regional funding agreement; There are too many competing interests to bail out the General Council of Justice (CGPJ), whose members continue to do so five years after the PP decided that it would not give up its majority even if it did not correspond to the corresponding majority. continue to influence it. There is no guarantee that the Senate, with the PP's absolute majority, will approve the spending cap agreed upon by the opposing majority in Congress. Some or none of these agreements may occur. This complete lack of certainty is evident from the statements of interlocutors from various parties. The word “pact” will disappear at the beginning of the week and will focus only on the debate and the certain approval of tomorrow’s amnesty law. The first meeting of the government and the PP with the European mediator on the CGPJ will take place on Wednesday. In Brussels.
If the case arises, agreement will be reached, as was the case with the reform of Article 49 of the Constitution on the dignity of persons with disabilities, but the conditions could not be more adverse. Yesterday, thousands of people took to the streets in Madrid to demonstrate against the government, in response to the call of the PP and its president Alberto Núñez Feijóo, accompanied by the regional presidents of the PP, which was already firmly on the agenda on Sunday morning. in Madrid. “This is a government that knows no shame, that knows no dignity…” shouted Núñez Feijóo. There are no detours. The executive of Pedro Sánchez will amnesty terrorists, they are advancing in the PP without waiting to check in the trials the signs that judge Manuel García-Castellón has in the actions of Carles Puigdemont, former president of the Generalitat, who went to Brussels escaped in 2019 is considered to correspond to the crime of terrorism, as was the case with the cases of 12 activists of the so-called CDR, Defense Command of the Republic. The word terrorism will appear dozens of times in the minutes of tomorrow's plenary session of Congress as part of the debate on the amnesty law proposal. The text was suddenly and hastily changed when Judge García-Castellón issued new orders. In this unprecedented struggle between two state powers, every order had its change. The executive branch to implement its decision to grant amnesty to those persecuted or those who escaped the trial; of the judges, so that they do not succeed in general and Puigdemont in particular.
Tomorrow's passage of the amnesty bill still needs to pass through the Senate and then back to Congress. It is accepted, but there are still parliamentary hours with heated speeches in which Spain is verbally placed, and not just “on the fringes of the constitution”, as the socialist and president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, emphasized , but also a step by a constitutional regime, according to PP and Vox.
“In the face of amnesty, freedom, democracy and Spain,” said the Madrid president yesterday. Isabel Díaz Ayuso, joined by Feijóo and her party's territorial leaders. In this climate, the government's legislative priority, in addition to “coexistence”, which refers to Catalonia and the rest of Spain, is to implement a new model of regional financing. Perhaps it is too ambitious a claim – the current model has been outdated for nine years – but there may be other ways to ease the burden on autonomous communities with years of inadequate funding, as First Vice President and Finance Minister María Jesús has in her portfolio: Huntsman.
The former socialist president of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puig, is receiving recognition from the opposition that his persistent demand for much better care for his community is being recognized. This community, now governed by the PP, this week, along with Andalusia, Murcia and socialist Castile-La Mancha, showed a kind of unity – “conspiracy” – and demanded from the government a compensation fund for the four. The executive sees no reason for the PP autonomies to reach an agreement, nor for Feijóo to try to do so. Madrid is preparing its response, but for the moment the important thing for the PP is not to be distracted and not to deviate from the discourse against Sánchez and his decision to “amnesty terrorists”, as the PP leaders publicly emphasize.
Without an atmosphere of pacts, the Minister of Presidency and Justice, Félix Bolaños, and the Institutional Deputy Secretary of the PP, Esteban González Pons, will meet on Wednesday with the mediator, Didier Reynders, European Commissioner for Justice. Reynders has a difficult mediation task. “With anyone who distinguishes between good and bad terrorism, there are no pacts, you cannot even collect an inheritance,” warned the leader of the Catalan PP, Alejandro Fernández. For its part, Vox follows closely everything the PP can do. “They demonstrate on Sundays and agree on Mondays,” said their leader Santiago Abascal yesterday. It will not be easy to talk about pacts at tomorrow's Amnesty plenary session. Not this week.
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