Last week, Sánchez agreed on the support of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC), so it is assumed that there is nothing standing in the way of the parliament’s vote for the prime minister and the subsequent composition of the government. The separatist parties have a total of 14 deputies, with them Sánchez can get the votes of 178 lawmakers, i.e. less than half of the 350 deputies.
It is a political agreement and thus an amnesty agreement, said the representative of Sánchez’s Socialist Party (PSOE) Santos Cerdn in Brussels, where he met with the leader of the separatist party Junts Puigdemont.
He fled to Belgium from English justice after the referendum on the independence of Catalonia in 2017. Due to his controversial status, the courts have given several ministers of Puigdemont’s government and other politicians long prison sentences for rebellion. They howled for freedom in 2021, when Snchez’s government granted them a pardon.
Six years have passed (since the referendum) and the conflict has still not been resolved… our goal is to open a new chapter… where the mistakes of the past will not be insurmountable pain points, added Cerdn.
The law on amnesty, which Sánchez is going to submit to the parliament, is criticized by representatives of the Spanish right. This week several demonstrations took place because of me. According to the AP agency, the amnesty is intended for thousands of people arrested in connection with the referendum on the independence of Catalonia from 2017 and the weighted vote on the independence of the region from 2014.
The People’s Party won the parliamentary elections in Poland. But their father Alberto Nez Feijo was unable to get enough support for his cabinet. King Felipe VI then he authorized the formation of the Snchez government, which wants to govern with the support of the left-wing Sumar alliance and the Basque and Catalan parties.