The PP and Vox want to use next Wednesday’s government control session in Congress to demand an account from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, on the ‘Ghali case’, and in addition, Santiago Abascal’s party will force a vote on the matter, but already in mid-October, reports Europa Press.
Albares was not part of the Executive when the events took place, which have led the judge investigating possible irregularities in the entry and exit from Spain of the Polisario Front leader, Brahim Ghali, to summon his predecessor in the post, Arancha González Laya, as a defendant, and also to request the statement of other members of the Government.
In any case, the PP spokesperson in the Foreign Affairs Committee, Valentina Martínez, will try to get Albares to detail “the extent of the responsibilities” of Ghali’s ‘secret’ stay in our country last spring, when he was admitted to a hospital in La Rioja suffering from Covid-19.
In this context, the PP has requested the creation of a committee of enquiry so that, regardless of the criminal responsibilities that may arise from this matter, the House can determine the extent of political responsibilities, given that Ghali’s hospitalisation generated a diplomatic crisis with Morocco.
In the words of the spokesperson of the Popular Group, Cuca Gamarra, the Congress has to clarify who is “the x” in this case, that is, “who gave the order” to allow the Polisario leader to enter Spain.
The ‘populares’ consider that this was the reason for González Laya’s dismissal last July, but they are convinced that the ex-minister could not have acted without the approval or directly without having received orders from her hierarchical superior.
A similar thesis is being put forward by Vox, which also demands to know who took the decision. With this objective in mind, Santiago Abascal’s party has presented an interpellation for Albares to clarify his doubts before the plenary.
After this debate with the minister, Vox will register a motion for Congress to pronounce itself on the controversy. This text will be put to a vote in the first plenary session of October, which will take place after the long weekend of the 12th, the National Holiday.