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Gamarra urges Sánchez to agree on the official secrets law with the PP rather than with his partners

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The Speaker of the People’s Group in the Chamber of Deputies, Cuca Gamarra, during an interview for Europa Press in Congress on July 29, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. – Jesus Hellin – Europa Press

He accuses him of trying to “delight” parties like ERC to continue in Moncloa when state policy has to be “in line with the PP”.


The Secretary General of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, has asked the President of the Board, Pedro Sánchez, to “reverse” his way of doing politics and agree with the PP on the new Law on Official Secrets, as has always been done in matters of state, and not with their usual government partners. According to him, state policy “must be in line with the popular party”, but the prime minister has “broken” this tradition and is only trying to “please” parties like ERC to continue in La Moncloa.

The Council of Ministers will this Monday approve the preliminary draft secrecy law, also known as “official secrets,” which will give the Presidency Ministry powers over official secrets that were in the hands of the Defense Ministry. Sánchez announced this change at the end of May – along with the reform of the CNI law – in the plenary session of Congress on espionage in the so-called “Pegasus case”.

Gamarra has complained that there has been “no contact” regarding this rule or “others related to state affairs” in recent months. However, he pointed out that the PP had made proposals and offered agreements on “defense and foreign policy”.

“We didn’t even have an ‘Ok, see you’ to address such important issues,” complained the general secretary of the ‘Volksgruppen’ in an interview with Europa Press.


For this reason, he has asked Sánchez to change his stance and negotiate state affairs with the PP, as has been done in the past. “I think that the governor should reconsider realigning his policy because all these issues are solely limited to discussing and negotiating with his governing partners, leaving the PP aside what the alternative is,” he said.

Gamarra has pointed out that “the proposals and policies of the state must be agreed between the two major parties who are the ones who are supposed to govern Spain” because these policies “affect not only who is governing at any given moment, but who will reign in turn”.

Alberto Núñez Feijóo’s “Number Two” has ensured that this should be the context in which these kinds of reforms, like the new Law on Official Secrets, should be “analysed” rather than making announcements during a parliamentary debate that “the Only thing behind it is to please the government partners and weaken the state itself”.

When asked if the PP fears that this new law will be agreed with the ERC and that this agreement could leave holes in the security of the state, Gamarra has confirmed that Sánchez is announcing these reforms – over the CNI regulations and official secrets – it does this not “to strengthen politics, but with the aim of pleasing its government partners, and what it entails is the weakening of the state structure”.


The leader of the PP has pointed out that they already have a “precedent”, namely the incorporation into the Commission of Official Secrets of the ERC, the CUP and Bildu, “parties that have never been part of it”, with an approach that agreed between the two major parties and that Pedro Sánchez broke because he broke the great consensus” with the “sole goal of staying in Moncloa and surviving”.

He has also alluded to “another precedent” such as the “delivery of the head” of the former director of the CNI, Paz Esteban, because it was one of the “requests of his partners for independence”, as “the only thing the director did was to fulfill his obligation and the responsibilities conferred upon him by the Constitution”.

Source europapress.es

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