The Senate, dominated by the absolute majority of the PP, has opened the way for frontal opposition to an eventual but very probable Government of Pedro Sánchez supported by the minority parties that intend to “dynamite the State.” And it has done so coinciding with the designation of Sánchez by the King as the new candidate for the investiture.
The Upper House has approved, with 139 votes in favor against 107 against, a motion disapproving of the “opaque negotiations” of the socialist leader to try to form an Executive with the “essential assistance” of Junts, whose leader, Carles Puigdemont, recalls, “He is a known fugitive from Justice after having led the frustrated process of illegal secession of Catalonia in 2017″. The socialists, through their spokesperson Eva Granadoshave described the proposal as “old” while Junts, through the mouth of its representative, Josep Lluís Cleríes, has assured that it is a “black and white motion with music from the Node.”
Motions are a parliamentary figure whose resolutions do not require compliance by the Executive but express the position of the legislative power, in this case that of one of its two chambers. However, within six months the Government must report on compliance with them.
On this occasion, the Senate has flatly rejected the granting of an amnesty law that, it assures, “does not in any way fit into the Constitution” because it goes against the “express prohibition of general pardons”; “collides head-on with the subjection of public powers to the law” and violates “the prohibition of arbitrariness, judicial independence within the framework of the separation of powers, legal certainty or the principle of equality between citizens.”
“The Spaniards do not deserve a Government that is born ethically flawed and whose survival will be permanently conditioned by those who attempted, just six years ago, to break through an act of force the constitutional order and the very integrity of Spain, which they have never demonstrated. the slightest sign of repentance, and that they never tire of repeating that they will try again as soon as they have the opportunity,” states the approved text.