Pedro Sanchez during a debate held Wednesday in the Spanish Parliament, on the eve of the vote for his re-election.
Exposing to deputies the priorities of his new mandate, clearly marked on the left with numerous social promises, Pedro Sanchez defended on Wednesday the necessity and constitutionality of this amnesty, to which he was nevertheless opposed in the past.
This measure will make it possible to heal the wounds opened by the 2017 crisis, declared the Prime Minister, assuring that he wanted to guarantee the unity of Spain through the path of dialogue and forgiveness.
Mr. Feijoo's Popular Party (PP) accuses the socialist of having conceded with the sole aim of remaining in power and raises the risk that Spain will find itself in the sights of Spain. European Union (EU), like Hungary or Poland, due to the attack on the rule of law that this measure constitutes, according to him.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Amnesty undermines our international reputation and our democracy, denounced Mr. Feijoo as he left the hemicycle.
At the call of the PP, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets across the country on Sunday to say no to this measure which is rejected, according to several polls, by a majority of Spaniards.
< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">A new mobilization is planned for Saturday in Madrid.
Daily far-right rallies in front of the Socialist Party headquarters in Madrid have steadily degenerated since last week. On Wednesday evening, 15 people were arrested for disturbing public order after further clashes with the police, according to the prefecture.