Cs leader: ‘the Spanish people say no to pardons’
Albert Rivera criticized what he called the “prison pact,” referring to Spanish politician’s visit to Catalan prison to discuss budget
“The Spanish people say no to pardons and to trafficking with budgets,” proclaimed the leader of unionist party Ciutadans (Cs), Albert Rivera, referring to incarcerated pro-independence Catalan officials and their upcoming trial.
Rivera further pledged that his group will stand against what he referred to as the “prison pact,” referring to the 2019 budget agreement between Spanish president Pedro Sánchez and left-wing politician Pablo Iglesias, which then included a negotiation visit to incarcerated official Oriol Junqueras.
“I think it’s inadmissible for budgets to be negotiated, sending Pablo Iglesias as an emissary, to guarantee impunity and pardons. We will stand before them,” claimed Rivera, at a political event for his party in the town of Reus before an audience of over 750 people.