Iglesias highlights Sánchez's "bravery" for proposing to limit the inviolability of the king, but he does not see it viable "in the short term"

The second vice president of the Government and leader of Unidas Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, described this Friday as "a very important novelty" the position of the president and secretary general of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, on the figure of inviolability that the Constitution determines for the Headquarters of the State and has highlighted "their courage and their sense of State", but that the debate "can hardly be translated into short-term changes in our political system"

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Pedro Sánchez: "Public positions must be limited to their activity and I defend the same for the king"

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"Sánchez has expressed a position regarding the scandals that affect the Spanish monarchy, which is a very important novelty with respect to the position traditionally adopted by the leaders of the PSOE and the presidents of the Government of Spain on the Crown, and which I believe must be put in value for his bravery and his sense of State ", defended Iglesias in a message broadcast on your Facebook account.

"The president shows with his reflection his commitment to a better future for Spain," says Iglesias. Sánchez said in an interview on eldiario.es and InfoLibre that "public office outlays must be limited to their activity and I defend the same for the king". Asked about the inviolability that the Fundamental Law offers to the king, the socialist leader said that "the Constitution has to evolve with the demand for exemplary society."

For the general secretary of Podemos, Sánchez points out something evident: "a debate on the usefulness of the monarchy is growing in Spanish society". This debate was put back on the table at the beginning of the confinement caused by the pandemic, when the Royal House issued a statement announcing that Felipe VI had signed a year earlier his commitment to renounce the economic inheritance of his father for the management of his fortune in countries at least fiscally opaque like Switzerland and that exploded through the media with the declaration of a state of alarm.

Sánchez has redoubled the pressure on the figure of Juan Carlos I to try to save the image of Felipe VI by decoupling the performance of both. Iglesias does not share this impression, according to his message.

"That will to withdraw revealed good sense on the part of the Head of State," says Iglesias. The vice president, however, believes that it is not possible to "untie the alleged crimes committed by Juan Carlos I from his status as king" and that "it is also difficult to ignore that the monarchy is a hereditary institution in which legitimacy rests precisely on the filiation".

Iglesias recognizes that "the current correlation of forces" does not allow constitutional reform that could reformulate the situation. "A debate of this nature can hardly be translated into short-term changes in our political system," he says. And he points out: "United We Can is committed to the Law even if we don't like some laws and we work to change them democratically."

Almeida calls Sánchez "irresponsible"

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, considers that "the king emeritus is not attacked for the alleged irregular actions" but because he wants to "destabilize the monarchy". At a breakfast organized by Europa Press, the councilor called the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, "irresponsible", for saying that the information published on Juan Carlos I was "disturbing and disturbing". "He should have put his support for the monarchy ahead," he said.

For Martínez-Almeida, "the only disturbing thing is a government in which Pablo Iglesias is" and he has blamed the presence of United We in the Spanish Executive for the defeat of Vice President Nadia Calviño in the Eurogroup. "Nadia Calviño has been harmed by the Government of Spain," she said.


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