The PP is not satisfied with the response of the central government every time it is asked whether there will be amnesty or not, that now is the time for the investiture of Alberto Núñez Feijóo. With investiture or without, the popular leader believes that the acting head of the Executive should clarify whether he is ready to give in to the demand of former president Carles Puigdemont. Especially when, in his opinion, Pedro Sánchez does not have the consent of his own party to go ahead with an amnesty.
At the closing of Campus 2023, in which he agreed with José María Aznar, Feijóo underlined the "internal criticism" that the acting head of the Executive is receiving, which "confirms that he does not have consent for the amnesty or for the referendum” nor is he “legitimated to do the exact opposite of what he promised to do when he went to the polls” on July 23. And for this reason, he denounced "the drift" that, according to him, the PSOE has taken to "try to silence those who voted for them and who do not understand how in just a month you can say the exact opposite of what was said before" . Among them he mentioned Nicolás Redondeo Terreros, expelled from the PSOE on Thursday, the popular leader said, "for defending the ideology of the PSOE".
After recalling that Sánchez's ministers said that avenues of dialogue were being opened when Puigdemont set his conditions, Feijóo demanded that the acting head of the Executive "correct and refute his ministers". The president of the PP demanded that he back down and "say that neither the amnesty nor the self-determination referendum fit in the Constitution", as Sánchez himself had maintained until just two months ago. According to the leader of the PP, "it is immoral to be willing to give in to everything to be in power". Feijóo maintains that the amnesty is "a challenge to our model of coexistence", and since Puigdemont announced his conditions "blackmail is on the table and (Sánchez) hastened to mobilize his entire Government to say that they are ready to accept it".
Feijóo took advantage of the coincidence with Aznar for the first time after the former president called for civic and institutional mobilization against the amnesty to show his solidarity in the face of the accusations launched from the Government of "coup" and "inciting rebellion". Thus, Feijóo began the intervention by showing his personal solidarity with Aznar in the face of "crazy attacks for having your opinion". "If Aznar was a coup plotter, Sánchez would grant him amnesty and ask him to vote for him", he went so far as to sneer. For having called him a coup plotter, the leader of the PP called for the resignation of Minister Isabel Rodríguez for some words that he framed in the central government's "drift" of "discrediting every dissenting opinion and appeasing every critical opinion".
There was great anticipation for the meeting after Aznar's intervention on Monday at the same Campus, in which he made this call for mobilization against the amnesty, and the campaign from the central government about Feijóo's lack of leadership, for to have convened an event in Madrid after Aznar's call.
And the former president tried hard to show that this is not the case. First, being the first to arrive at the meeting and patiently waiting for Feijóo's arrival to greet him effusively. They entered the room together and the former president took care not to make any comments either on the amnesty or on the event called in Madrid for the 24th, which he will attend, like Mariano Rajoy. He only made an allusion to Feijóo before ending his speech on the future of Europe. "It is a time of hope. We will listen to the hope of Spain, the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo.”