Esquerra has already claimed a victim for espionage in the Pegasus case, as Oriol Junqueras demanded on April 24 in an interview with La Vanguardia. They have had to spend many days and many things. Since it was discovered that the phones of the President of the Government himself and two ministers were also infected by the same software until a meeting of the Official Secrets Commission of Congress and a fleeting meeting between Pedro Sánchez and Pere Aragonès. After so many tug-of-wars, the Government has made a move and has claimed the part of the director of the CNI. For Esquerra, however, it is still not enough because he continues to demand a bilateral meeting between the two presidents where Sánchez gives guarantees that no more espionage of this type will take place. But the risk of a rupture between the two parties that threatened the stability of the legislature seems to dissipate with the replacement of the head of the CNI.
Between choosing the wear and tear of delivering this head on a silver platter to Esquerra or losing his parliamentary support, Sánchez has chosen what he considers less bad. Some will think that it is bread for today and hunger for tomorrow and that the decision could be a blow to his image. But Sánchez continues riding and the general elections are far away.
The next step will be a meeting with Aragonès where not only the explanations requested by the Republican leaders will be given, but also the pending issues of the dialogue table will be discussed. Sánchez's determination to see his commitment to consensus in Catalonia through to the end remains unchanged. And for this he continues to make impossible balances such as dressing up the fulmination of the director of the CNI as if we were facing a simple substitution, which is the term used by the Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles. In the ministry they want the documents to be declassified so that public opinion knows the reasons that led to the espionage.
But Moncloa prefers to temporize and not open new wounds with Esquerra. And, in turn, Republicans are less outraged today than in previous days. This crisis seems saved. We'll see how the next one evolves.