Itziar ReyeroFOLLOWMadrid Updated: 09/01/2020 02: 07h Save Related news
Ciudadanos will not put any anti-corruption “red line” this time to start negotiating Budgets with the Government. Inés Arrimadas confirmed yesterday her willingness to “improve” the economic project with “moderation” and “good sense” but she will not demand preconditions from Pedro Sánchez despite the formal accusation of senior leaders of Podemos for alleged irregular financing.
Arrimadas, expressly asked about it in the press conference held yesterday after the meeting of the permanent committee of Citizens, limited himself to demanding that Vice President Pablo Iglesias “show his face in Congress” and clarify the “so serious accusations” that weigh on your party’s accounts.
Mariano Rajoy, on the other hand, was forced by pressure from Albert Rivera to remove several accused leaders from the PP, although later their causes would come to nothing: the former mayor of Valencia, Rita Barberá; the former mayor of Cartagena, Pilar Barreiro, and even the current president of the Government of Murcia, Pedro Antonio Sánchez. That of Citizens was a precondition for sitting down to negotiate the investiture and economic projects of the popular government.
The Supreme Court closed the case against Barberá for alleged money laundering a month after his sudden death in 2016 and after he had to leave the PP group in the Senate. The Supreme Court also filed the formal accusation against Senator Barreiro in the Punic framework. The National Court gave a definitive folder last July to the imputation of the former president of Murcia, who had to step aside and leave politics in 2018.