The independence parties in Congress (ERC, Eh-Bildu, Junts, PDeCat, the CUP and the BNG) With More Country and Compromises have registered this Friday in Parliament the request for appearance of the President of the Government, Pedro Sanchez; of the interior and defense ministers, Fernando Grande-Marlasa and Margarita Robles; and of the Director of the CNIPaz Esteban López, to explain the alleged espionage of sovereignist leaders through the Pegasus system.
Apart from those already mentioned, they request the appearance of the director of the Cabinet of the Presidency of the Government, Óscar López, of the General Director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, of the General Director of National Security, Miguel Ángel Ballesteros.
these formations they have jointly registered seven petitions to appear for what Sanchez go to the plenary session of Congress and the ministers Grande-Marlaksa and Robles to the Interior and Defense commissionsrespectively.
To this request for appearances the PNV could be addedsince its spokesman, Aitor Esteban, pointed out this Thursday on social networks that would support initiatives tending to shed light on the matter, as well as the legislative improvements that contribute to avoiding it.
They all ask that the Executive account for the knowledge and actions you will take in relation to espionage and interference through the “malware” Pegasus and Candiru to political representatives, lawyers, journalists, institutions, family members and close friends.
Specific, the tension between the Executive and ERC is maximum and the Catalan president, Pere Aragonesehas already warned that it is at risk the stability of the legislature and its support for the government. And this very Friday, in separate interviews with AFP and AP, he has warned that he must give explanations “in the next week”.
Double offensive in Congress after the request of an investigation commission
With this request, these formations intensify the offensive that they began after requesting the creation of a investigation commission in Congress with the same objective, a request in which the partner of the coalition government also participated, United We Can.
On this occasion, the purple formation has disassociated itself from these requests to appear and has avoided putting his signature on them.
United We Can must position itself at the Congress Table when these appearances have to be qualified to admit them or not for processing, as well as in the Board of Spokespersons in the event that they are admitted.
The request for a commission of investigation must also go through the same process of Bureau and Board of Spokespersons, predictably next week, since the constitution of the Official Secrets Commission of Congress, blocked for two years, is still up in the air.
In this sense, the spokesperson for the PP in Congress and general secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, said this Friday in an interview on Antena 3 that “it would be good to clear up any doubts by setting up the official secrets commission” and that ” It would be the way to clear up any type of doubt”.
However, the Regulations of the Congress, through a resolution approved by the Presidency of the Chamber on May 11, 2004 on official secrets, states that “the Government may request that the information on a certain classified matter be provided in a secret session , to the commission that demanded it or to any competent commission in the matter, in the event that the initiative had come from the parliamentary groups”.