Puigdemont overturns the amnesty law, wants to continue negotiating it

PuigdemontCarles Puigdemont
The amnesty law returns to the Justice Commission by decision of the formation led by the former president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, with the sole purpose of converting a grace measure with exceptions into a "comprehensive amnesty" that protects all those who participated directly or indirectly in the separatist attempt and in the revolt against the judicial proceedings, and which, in addition, includes any type of crime applicable to the Penal Code, specifically terrorism and treason against the State. 

The fugitive Puigdemont has made it very clear who is in charge in this legislature, and that he has the upper hand: only laws that have his support come out, whatever Sánchez and the PSOE say, which yesterday suffered the second parliamentary defeat in less of one month. As Vice President Yolanda Díaz recognized on the occasion of the first defeat, “Governing like this is very difficult.” 

The Spanish press speaks of humiliation, defeat, absurdity... while the government newspaper El País (which has just fired another of its star columnists for being critical of the Government's drift) summarizes: “Sánchez is in the hands of Puigdemont, but Puigdemont is also in the hands of Sánchez.” So the absurdity will continue

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