Silence outside, tension inside. This is the United We Can landscape when it comes to the potential pardon of José Griñán. those of Ione Bellara are aware that Pedro Sanchez It is already paving the way for granting grace to one who was president of the Junta of Andalusia and also president of the PSOE itself.
This situation divided the leaders of the purple party. Some tend to “make no blood” and remain silent before the pardon; and others are committed to shouting to the heavens about what “giving in to corruption” would entail. This is detailed from various sources consulted by EL ESPAÑOL.
Officially, however, Podemos spokesmen are keeping quiet and are inviting the media to the Executive this Wednesday, after which they will appear Isabel Seraspeaker.
At that time, it will be inevitable that the organization, through the mouth of Serra, will give an opinion on the possible pardon of Grignan. For this purpose, there will be a debate in which the members of the above executive director will participate.
The pardon is a prerogative of the Prime Minister, so Podemos has already assumed that the path it has chosen will have no consequences in this matter, but they are aware that there will be consequences in terms of elections. Because it affects the scaffolding on which the project was born: a critique of corruption.
[Felipe González y Zapatero apoyarán la petición de la familia Griñán para su indulto parcial]
Podemos is between a rock and a hard place. His baptism was closely related to the corruption of bipartisanship. Proclamations against “caste” and “trambuses” circling the cities illustrate the feeling of those years. Later, in every electoral program, in every version of the statute and in every code of ethics, the prosecution of crimes like those committed by Grignan played a leading role. “Misappropriation and cunning”, according to first the Provincial Court of Seville and later the Supreme Court.
Since then, however, it has been pouring rain. And Podemos is a party that governs Spain… in coalition with PSOE. The executive branch, according to the studies, faces a situation of weakness and against the background of this vulnerability must approve regulations as important as Budgetswhich require consensus between Sanchez and Bellara.
Reading the campaign program makes us think that Podemos is bound to vehemently criticize Grignan’s pardon, but the reality has pushed the formation into an intense debate that will begin to be decided this Wednesday.
The result is not clear. Broadly speaking, there are two groups, although the balance of power is ultimately much more complex than a simple binary division. Those who tend to remain silent argue that starting this debate would push the government into a very delicate situation: an inflationary crisis, the war in Ukraine… and now contradictions on such a delicate topic as corruption.
Indeed, those at Belarra are fully aware that the PSOE’s code of ethics says in one of its sections: “Civil servants undertake not to offer or support the pardon of public officials convicted of corruption-related offences.” Ammunition they wouldn’t miss it.
“We need very calm sea to approve budgets. Our criticism of the pardon would greatly strain relations and make this mission more difficult,” argued the other side of the scale.
On the other side, they cry to the sky: “How will we remain silent in the face of the legalization of this.” way of acting according to which the mighty who corrupt themselves are pardoned? Griñán built a client network which allowed him to perpetuate himself in power’.
Podemos did support the pardons of the independence leaders as a bloc, but this gracious measure did not undermine the unity of the Purples, because they understood the appropriation as something of a necessary condition for the crime of rebellion.
They consider, like the PSOE, these pardons to be of “public benefit”, a kind of political measure aimed at “reducing tension in Catalonia”. This was, in a way, a logical consequence of the message that Podemos has been delivering about separatism for years.
But the Grinian case has nothing to do with that. The newspaper library it can turn into a boomerang of considerable proportions. No other party has poured as much ink into the corruption debate as Podemos – Ciudadanos would later do as well.