the same PSOE that today cooks a pardon for him former socialist president of the Junta de Andalucía, José Antonio Griñánpromised in 2015 a “clean politics” in which “we will prohibit pardons for political corruption.” “We will punish illicit enrichment”the Socialists concluded in their 2015 tweet. Now, seven years later, they are preparing to ‘forgive’ those who allowed embezzlement of public funds of more than 680 million euros.
“For a clean policy. We will ban pardons for political corruption. We will punish illicit enrichment”, that is how blunt they were in the PSOE about pardons for convicted politicians, as is the case of Griñán,
For a clean policy. We will ban pardons for political corruption. We will punish illicit enrichment. pic.twitter.com/cI75qS7ip4
— PSOE (@PSOE) February 26, 2015
The pardon to Griñán
Jorge Fernández Vaquero, spokesman for the Francisco de Vitoria Judicial Associationexplained this Saturday to OKDIARIO Andalusia that right now the pardon only depends on the “political cost” that the Executive is willing to accept. However, he considers that it would be good to generate “confidence” in the citizenry if politicians did not forgive “themselves” in cases of corruption as important as the ERA case, for which, at least and for the time being, 680 million euros were embezzled from all Andalusians.
For its part, Jose Maria Calero Martinezdefense attorney for Jose Antonio Grinangave an interview a few days ago to OKDIARIO Andalusia in which he reviewed the situation of the former socialist president of the Board, doomed to prison for a crime of prevarication and another of embezzlement of public funds. Calero, as he exposes in this newspaper, has blind confidence that Griñán will not go to prison. strasbourg and the pardonon the table.
Meanwhile, when there are barely eight months left for the municipal elections, and already immersed in an eternal pre-campaign, the photo of the entry into prison of the former president of the Junta de Andalucía and the PSOE Jose Antonio Grinan It is “an ax blow” for socialist interests, according to several leaders. Especially in Andalusia, where the party is playing to maintain some local power after the crash of the last regional elections. The socialist leader in the region, Juan Espadas, has tried to keep his distance in public, separating the current stage of the party from any trace of the past. But the maneuvers are already taking place at the highest level and are in line with Griñán does not end up in jail.