The PSOE chairs the investigation commission into masks with Ayuso's appearance on the air

The PSOE deputy for Alicante, Alejandro Mur, has been elected this Wednesday as president of the commission that will investigate in the Congress of Deputies "the contracting processes for the acquisition of medical supplies by public administrations during the pandemic.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 April 2024 Monday 22:20
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The PSOE chairs the investigation commission into masks with Ayuso's appearance on the air

The PSOE deputy for Alicante, Alejandro Mur, has been elected this Wednesday as president of the commission that will investigate in the Congress of Deputies "the contracting processes for the acquisition of medical supplies by public administrations during the pandemic." It will investigate, among others, the contracts of the advisor of the former socialist minister José Luis Ábalos, Koldo García, as well as those signed by the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, who will be summoned to testify, as will her partner. , Alberto González Amador, on behalf of Sumar.

A day after a similar commission was launched in the Senate - focused on the so-called Koldo case and for which the PP has already announced that it will include the former Balearic president and president of Congress, Francina Armengol, in its list of appearances -, the Lower House has done the same with its own.

Mur has been elected in the first vote as he is the only candidate proposed. Something that, however, has not been without controversy since the second vice president of Congress, Alfonso Rodríguez Gómez de Celis, and the PP spokesperson on the commission, Elías Bendodo, have had a surprising exchange of opinions about the voting method . In the processes to appoint members of a commission there is the possibility of voting in favor, blank or abstention, but the main opposition party considered that there should be the possibility of voting against, something that is not included in the regulations. After several crossed sentences, the second vice president of the Chamber settled the issue, ruining the insistence of the popular people: "It's the first time in Congress."

Along with the socialist president, Engracia Rivera (Sumar) will be at the table of this commission as first vice president and José Vicente Marí (PP) as second vice president. The first secretary will be Mercedes González (PSOE) and the second secretary, Jorge Campos (Vox), after the popular ones this time gave their support to the name proposed by the party led by Santiago Abascal.

The PP's gesture towards Vox will make the two members of the right-wing Board members elected by the Balearic Islands. A declaration of intent of Genoa's strategy against the president of Congress, Francina Armengol.

After the votes led by De Celis, Mur took his position and announced that "in the coming days" they will convene the Board to reach an agreement on the "work plan", begin to request "relevant" information from the different administrations and request the "most appropriate" appearances.

Likewise, he appealed to act with "the greatest respect" and "pursuing the objective" of the commission. De Celis spoke along similar lines, wishing the members of the commission luck and asking to work so that Spaniards "feel proud" of their representatives.

At a press conference in Congress, Sumar's spokesperson, Íñigo Errejón, stressed that, in addition to questioning Ayuso, they consider it pertinent that the commissioners - as is the case with his partner - can also collect the testimony of his partner, given He realizes that he "made money with the commissions" and with the contracts he signed with the German multinational Quirón.

Errejón recalled that this Monday it became known that this health company was "greatly benefited by the piecemeal privatization of Madrid's public health system" and that it "multiplied by four" its payments to Ayuso's boyfriend "since they became a couple."

For his part, the PP spokesperson, Elias Bendodo, did not want to comment on the request for an appearance that other groups around the president of the Community of Madrid could make, although he has left the door open to sign the request for an appearance: " We neither rule out nor confirm anyone," he said.