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Argentina crisis: Spanish Prime Minister confirms ‘honesty’ of his wife, attacked by Milea

The crisis between Madrid and Buenos Aires continues. Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez this Wednesday defended the “honesty” of his wife, who has come under attack from the right-wing opposition and from Argentine President Javier Miley, who triggered a diplomatic crisis by calling her “corrupt.”

“My wife is honest in her profession, serious and responsible, and my government is a clean government,” the Socialist leader said from the rostrum of the Chamber of Deputies, assuring that the claims against her are not based on any tangible element. “I am confident that justice will soon dismiss” the two complaints because “they are nothing more than a bunch of hoaxes and slander,” he added.

Investigation against Pedro Sanchez’s wife

In mid-April, a Madrid judge opened an investigation into allegations of “corruption” and “influence peddling” against Begoña Gómez following a complaint from the Manos limpias (Clean Hands) association. Another organization also close to the far right, Hazte Oir (Make Yourself Heard), then filed a second complaint with the same magistrate. Following the announcement of the investigation, Pedro Sanchez suspended all his activities for five days to consider his possible resignation.

According to the media El Confidencial, this investigation is linked in particular to the professional connections established by Begoña Gómez with the Globalia group at a time when Air Europa, the airline owned by Globalia, was negotiating to receive government aid amid the Covid crisis. 19.

On Tuesday, Spanish media reported that a Civil Guard report concluded there was no crime on the part of Begoña Gomez. This shows that “there is nothing wrong,” government spokeswoman Pilar Alegria immediately responded.

Because of this investigation, the right and far-right opposition have been intensifying their attacks on Pedro Sánchez for weeks. The attacks were conveyed this Sunday by Argentine President Javier Milley, who triggered a diplomatic crisis by calling Begoña Gómez “corrupt” during the convention of the far-right Vox party in Madrid.

Refusing to once again apologize after Spain announced it would permanently recall its ambassador from Argentina, Javier Miley on Tuesday went so far as to recommend a “psychologist” for Pedro Sanchez and a “good lawyer for his wife.”

Responding this Wednesday to Pedro Sánchez in Parliament, the leader of the People’s Party (PP, right), Alberto Núñez Feijóo, for his part, threatened that he would appear with his wife before a Senate commission of inquiry controlled by the PP. “The longer you wait to provide information that citizens ask you (…), the more obvious it becomes that you want to hide it,” he said.

Source: Le Parisien

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