Difficult hours for the president of the Valencian government and PSPV leader Ximo Puig. The imputation of her partner in the Government, vice president and spokesperson for the Generalitat, Monica Oltra, for covering up her ex-husband’s abuse of a minor to preserve her political career, puts the leader of the Valencian Socialists in a bind. Since his party, as OKDIARIO has learned, he they demand Puig to dismiss Oltra or, at least, set her apart as the visible face of the Executive of coalition. Even Pedro Sanchez. And sources close to Puig point out that “these are hours of reflection.”
The president of the Generalitat wants Oltra to resign. And for this reason, in the next few hours, he will try to force that movement together with Compromís. Several sources, from both parties, explain to this newspaper that “what is certain is that Oltra will not arrive next Friday in his position.” From the PSPV they warn their leader “we cannot afford, one year before the elections, to put ourselves in profile in such a case” they point out.
According to what the vice president assured today, at a press conference in which she said that she had no intention of resigning, she and the president have not spoken at any time about her accusation. Something that has caused “some anger” in the Valencian PSOE. From the PSPV they demand Puig “to act with Oltra”.
They regret that “we are at the orders and wishes of Compromís.” And it is that the partners of the socialists have already warned that if Ximo Puig dismisses Mónica Oltra, without prior agreement, they will break the Botánic 2 agreement. A movement that would force the president of the Generalitat to advance the elections by losing the majority.
The magistrate instructing the case against Oltra He has charged him with 3 alleged crimes: prevarication, abandonment of minors and omission of the duty to prosecute crimes. They are the same charges that the Prosecutor’s Office raised in its letter in which it requested the imputation of the vice president of the Generalitat Valenciana. This Friday, the leader of Compromís, affirmed that the position that she maintains after knowing the investigation against her is “ethical, aesthetic and political” and says she is the victim of a “political hunt of the extreme right.”
Kisses with Puig
Oltra has said that she has not spoken to Ximo Puig about her accusation, but that this morning they have seen each other and the Valencian president “has given her two kisses.” Also, he has maintained that next July 6, the date of his appearance in the TSJCV, “will be the first time” that “he can go there” to say, as he explained, what he already defended in his appearance in the Valencian Courts in April 2021. The vice president has affirmed that no member of the Valencian Government has insinuated or suggested that she have to resign and, to a greater extent, that she feels supported by all her colleagues within the Cabinet chaired by Ximo Puig. And, in addition, she has also assured that “no judicial process changes reality or the truth”
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