A hundred State lawyers have signed an agreement that is very critical of the agreement reached this Thursday between the Socialist Party and Junts for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez. In the text, the members of the State’s legal service “flatly reject the investiture agreements, which represent a direct attack on freedom, justice and equality, with a manifest failure of our Rule of Law.” “We reiterate our unwavering loyalty to the Constitution and, therefore, to all Spaniards, against those who, due to their status as public representatives, should guarantee it and, however, have agreed to breach it,” they highlight.
The State lawyers claim their “full conviction that democracy in Spain has its only foundation in absolute respect for our Constitution, guarantor of almost half a century of political stability and the safeguarding of fundamental rights and public liberties of all.” the Spanish” and warn that the agreement between Sánchez and the fugitive Carles Puigdemont represents “the bankruptcy of our rule of law.”
“We categorically reject the granting of amnesty to people convicted with the maximum procedural and legal guarantees, after an impeccable investigation and prosecution. We also reject the agreement for the constitution of parliamentary investigation commissions that represent an unacceptable attack on the independence of the Judicial Power and an interference contrary to the principle of separation of powers, and that seek indefinite expansions of the subjective scope of the planned Amnesty Law,” they emphasize.
On the other hand, the members of the State Bar show their rejection of “the holding of a referendum on the self-determination of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, which clashes head-on with the indissoluble unity of the Spanish nation, common and indivisible homeland of all Spaniards, as article 2 of our Constitution proclaims”.
Likewise, a hundred State lawyers are directly opposed to “the forgiveness of 15,000 million euros of the debt that the Autonomous Community of Catalonia maintains with the State” since “it does not respond to the general interest of our nation, but rather to particular interests.” , and that goes against the necessary interterritorial solidarity and the equality of all Spaniards that the Magna Carta guarantees.”