The secretary of the organization of the PSOE, Santos Cerdán, called “unjust” the punishment for the “ERE case” of the former presidents of the Andalusian junta, Manuel Chávez and José Antonio Griñán, whom he considers “innocent”. Avoid asking whether you support granting them clemency. His words came after learning that Grignani’s wife and son plan to ask the government for such a pardon, and that the request will have the support of former presidents Felipe Gonzalez and José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.
“A pardon has its own procedure and this is what you have to wait for,” PSOE’s “number three” said in statements to Europa Press, stressing that so far only the decision is known, but not the Supreme Court verdict, and recalled. that the two magistrates expressed a different opinion.
“We have to wait to hear the full sentence and then each procedure has its own process,” he argued, hiding behind the procedure to avoid making it clear whether he would be in favor of pardoning the two high-ranking Socialist officials. Cerdan also did not want to answer whether the PSOE believes that the pardons of Grignani and Chávez could affect their further appointments in the polls, limited only to the fact that the “punishment” inflicted on them is unfair.
According to the secretary of the organization of the PSOE, the “ERE case” is not “comparable” to “Gurtel”, “Púnica” or other cases that have affected the PP, although they want to “equalize” because “it does not stop the mismanagement of certain aid, Which was for a very honorable purpose, which was to help workers and companies, where some irresponsible and chorizos took advantage of it.”
“There have been a few,” he emphasized, but “in these cases they pay innocent people, for example in the case of former presidents Chávez and Grinian.” According to Serdan, “there was no enrichment by anyone, no financing by any party, the money went to the companies and their workers, and some to those who took advantage of this situation.”
“In Spain, corruption is not called ‘Gurtel’ or ‘Lezo’ or ‘Punica’, corruption today is called the People’s Party”, defended the socialist leader, who admitted that it is “corruption”. All this is serious” after reminding that in the case of former president Mariano Rajoy, his enrichment was not confirmed, but there was a motion for censorship on him. “The motion of knowledge was not against Rajoy, it was against everything that the PP and its president Mariano Rajoy stood for,” he said, insisting that the party had been “convicted of corruption.”
Source: El Diario