The Government tries to distance itself from the possible return of Don Juan Carlos I to Spain in the coming days. Despite the fact that his arrival would be part of an agreement between the Royal House and the Emeritus, but also with Moncloa, from the Executive the responsibility for the decision is circumscribed to Zarzuela and they hide behind the fact that it is a “private trip” for this strategy of disengagement

“It is a personal decision of the Emeritus. His relations are with the Royal House and out of respect for this institution we are not going to make any consideration about an issue that has nothing to do with the Government,” said Isabel Rodríguez, the spokeswoman for the Executive.

The possible return of the Emeritus would occur after Pedro Sánchez, on several occasions, has exposed the need for him to explain his business, that he must give explanations about his finances despite the file of the investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office. “I still believe that he has to give an explanation,” he said in March of this year, because “the information that we have learned is not acceptable.”

As to whether the Government continues to demand these explanations from citizens, La Moncloa reaffirms itself. “The words of the President of the Government have the same truth today as yesterday.”

“There is a need for explanations by citizens regarding a matter that has generated uncertainty,” said the Minister of Finance, María Jesús Montero, this Thursday in Congress. “But once the courts have ruled, the decision-making occupies the Royal House,” she added in that message to focus on Zarzuela.

Explanations that they also demand from the United We Can sector in the Government. “It seems to me that he has to be accountable to Spanish society. The least important thing is whether he goes or comes, the important thing is that he be accountable like any democrat because Spanish society deserves an explanation.”

“Society hopes that he will not return for a regatta, but to render accounts”, reflected the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, on the possible return of the Emeritus. The minister has accentuated the difference between her formation, which is “republican”, and the PSOE, which she defines as “monarchist”, to consider that the process must continue to be deepened so that the institutions are chosen “democratically” and that there are no “unelected representatives” and that, furthermore, they are inviolable for their acts before the law.

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