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Sánchez cancels his agenda and considers resigning: "I need to stop and reflect"

Political earthquake.

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Sánchez cancels his agenda and considers resigning: "I need to stop and reflect"

Political earthquake. In a sudden and unprecedented decision in four and a half decades of Democracy, Pedro Sánchez left his continuity as President of the Government up in the air this Wednesday, just five months after being inaugurated. The Chief Executive canceled his entire public agenda until next Monday "to be able to reflect and decide which path to take" [...] "if I should continue at the head of the Government or renounce this high honor." With these words, in a letter addressed "to the citizens" and published on his social networks, Sánchez caused a political earthquake of great magnitude, leaving it unknown until Monday whether or not he will continue to be president of the Government. The trigger for such an unexpected reaction has not been its controversial amnesty law, observed closely from the EU; his continuous concessions to separatism and the Catalan independence movement in exchange for a handful of votes to reissue his mandate in La Moncloa, or the outbreak of the Koldo case due to the corrupt mask plot, but the opening of proceedings against his wife, Begoña Gómez, for part of the Court of Instruction No. 41 of Madrid for the alleged crimes of influence peddling and corruption in business. An investigation that began on April 16, which the judge has declared secret and that occurs as a result of a complaint filed by the Manos Liminas union.

In his letter to the public, Sánchez attributes the open investigation to an operation of "harassment and demolition" of the right and the far-right through their media outlets and Manos Cleans itself, which he called an "far-right organization." A strategy that, according to him, "has been perpetrated for months" and is based on "facts that are as scandalous in appearance as they are non-existent." "Begoña will defend her honorability and will collaborate with Justice in everything that is required," said the President of the Government in his letter, in which he pointed directly to the leaders of PP and Vox: "I am not surprised by Mr. Feijóo and Mr. Abascal", whom Sánchez pointed out as "necessary collaborators" in "this outrage as serious as it is crude", with special emphasis on the leader of the popular party, who was the one who asked "for me 5 to 10 years of disqualification from holding public office" before the Conflict of Interest Office, a complaint that was finally filed.

With the ink drawn on Feijóo and Abascal, whom, paraphrasing the Italian intellectual Umberto Eco, he accused of starting "the mud machine"; that is, "trying to dehumanize and delegitimize the political adversary through complaints that are as scandalous as they are false," Sánchez justified his decision to put his Government on hold by saying that "I need to stop and reflect; I urgently need to answer the question of whether it deserves the shame, despite the mud in which the right and the extreme right try to turn politics; whether I should continue at the head of the Government or resign from this high honor", adding that, despite "the caricature" that, according to the head of the Executive , "they have tried to make me right", "I have never been attached to the position."

Far from that "making a virtue of necessity" that he admitted to justify the amnesty law in exchange for the seven Junts votes for his investiture, the same law that before the 23-J elections he described as unconstitutional, Sánchez affirms in his letter that his only attachment is "to duty, political commitment and public service", adding that "I do not go through positions, I assert the legitimacy of those high responsibilities to transform and advance the country that I love." Of course, insisting for the umpteenth time that this sludge comes from those dusts of 23-J; That is to say, they are the result, in his opinion, of the fact that the right and the extreme right "did not accept the electoral result", in which the Spanish people "voted overwhelmingly for progress, allowing the reissue of a progressive coalition government", ignoring that the party with the most votes was the PP and that to reach that progressive coalition it had to promise forgiveness to the fugitive Carles Puigdemont in exchange for his seven votes.

And while Sánchez calls on citizens next Monday, April 29, to clear up the question of whether he continues to head the Government or resigns, it is evident that the opening of the judicial investigation into his wife has made an impact on the president and his spirit of resistance.

In its complaint, Clean Hands points out that Begoña Gómez, "taking advantage of her personal status, wife of the President of the Government of Spain, has been recommending or endorsing by letter of recommendation with her signature businessmen who participated in public tenders." Among those businessmen would be Carlos Barrabés, who would have received contracts from the central Administration for an amount of 10 million euros and who, according to Manos Limpies, would also have organized "the master's degree in Competitive Social Transformation of the accused", adding that Begoña's chair Gómez signed him as an associate professor. Added to these accusations are those related to Globalia. According to the complaint, Víctor Aldama, who is being investigated by the National Court as the alleged promoter of the Koldo case, was the contact of the wife of the President of the Government in Globalia, where Aldama would have earned 6.6 million euros before the rescue of the company will be negotiated. Without forgetting that Air Europa would have agreed to "pay 40,000 euros per year to the Africa Center of the accused" and that the agreement between Globalia and the Instituto de Empresa included the delivery of 15,000 euros per year in first class flights for Gómez and the team of he.

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