The situation that Spanish politics is going through and the pacts that the government of Pedro Sánchez is carrying forward, which includes an amnesty law that will annul the criminal, administrative and accounting responsibility for more than 300 pro-independence supporters and 73 police officers prosecuted in the “Procés”, has caused not only division in Spanish society, as can be seen in the massive demonstrations that have been taking place, but also within the socialist party itself.
Not all PSOE militants say so publicly, but on 10 November, the PSOE of Antas, which governs the municipality with an absolute majority with Pedro Ridao at the head of the locality, has registered a motion to take to the plenary session.
The motion, which has been accessed by Reporters News, urges the PSOE to “reject any type of amnesty”, understanding that the agreement that the government of Pedro Sánchez is carrying out, “moves away from progressive ideals”, since “true progress only takes place within the framework of respect for and compliance with the law”.
In the Motion Proposal section, the PSOE group of Antas, proposes that “the Town Council of Antas officially declares its opposition to the current amnesty law proposal. That the leadership of our party and the relevant authorities be asked to open a wider channel of dialogue and debate, which welcomes all perspectives within our group and society. Advocate for a review of the law, in order to ensure social cohesion and faith in the democratic system.
We reaffirm our commitment to the values of justice, equality and transparency, and to the duty to serve the will and welfare of the people of Antas. We therefore reject any kind of amnesty and ask the municipal plenary to consider and, if appropriate, approve this motion against amnesty, convinced that our work must always be guided by the general interest and the maximum benefit for the citizens.