Pedro Sánchez has moved to save relations with the Esquerra Republicana, which in turn does not want to break with the Socialist Party despite the neighing of Pegasus. It seems that the president is going to achieve it. The Government is not going to be swamped in Parliament by the anger of the Catalan independence movement, although we cannot rule out some swell after the decision adopted today.
The Minister of Defense, Margarita Robles, could not fall, so the director of the National Intelligence Center, Paz Esteban López, a discreet and efficient official who came to the directorate of the secret service after having served as head of Cabinet of General Félix Sanz Roldán. A woman of the House, appreciated by the officials of the House, as was made clear last Friday with the closed and emotional ovation that the director received when laying a bouquet of flowers at the memorial that remembers the officers who fell in the line of duty, at the CNI headquarters. That applause has not prevented Paz Esteban from being dismissed, after learning that the breach in the security of the Government's telephones was greater than initially assumed. Nobody accuses Morocco, but all the telephones intercepted by Pegasus correspond to members of the Executive who handled the Morocco dossier during the diplomatic crisis a year ago, including the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, who was the Spanish ambassador in Rabat for seven years , being one of the members of the Executive who best knows that country.
(Last Friday the 20th anniversary of the founding of the CNI was celebrated, but when Pegasus was untied from the ring, the planned institutional act, which should have been presided over by King Felipe VI, was annulled).
Paz Esteban's replacement is called Esperanza Casteleiro, until now number two in the Ministry of Defense, who has spent almost her entire professional career in the secret service. A House official replaces another House official. The Minister of Defense comes out unscathed. Esquerra Republicana obtains a certain symbolic reparation with a Pegasus file that has nothing to do with the Pegasus that spied on Pere Aragonès, the plenipotentiary minister Félix Bolaños sees his authority as coordinator of the Government reaffirmed, the chief of staff of the presidency of the Government, Óscar López, his pulse has not trembled, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, can sleep peacefully since no one will point the finger at Morocco. Curious crisis.
Pedro Sánchez can continue to aspire to finish the legislature, between December 2023 and January 2024..., if the Government does not burn down on the left side, which can happen. Smoke comes out of the cabin of the Iglesias brothers.