Deputy criticizes Spain for calling the country’s ambassador to Argentina for consultation; Argentine president called Spanish first lady “corrupt”

Federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro (PL-SP) said on Monday (May 20, 2024) that the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sánchez (PSOE, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party) has no coherence or “moral” to demand the president of Argentina, Javier Milei (La Libertad Avanza, right-wing). He criticized the Spanish government’s position of calling the country’s ambassador in Buenos Aires, María Jesús Alonso Jiménez, for consultation.

Milei declared on Sunday (May 19), without mentioning Sánchez, that the prime minister has a wife “corrupt” and that he had to think for 5 days whether he would stay in the position. In April, Begonã Gómez, Spanish first lady, was accused of influence peddling and corruption. At the time, Sánchez said she considered resigning, but ultimately decided to stay in the role.

“Pedro Sánchez is not above Spanish law and Spain is not his property. If he can’t take it, he should resign when the scandal broke.”, declared Eduardo on his profile on X (formerly Twitter). According to him, the prime minister confuses private life with the sovereignty of Spain and Argentina.

The deputy stated that when the Spanish Transport Minister, Oscar Puente, called Milei “drugged” Sánchez “he must have even laughed”. On May 3, the minister suggested that the president of Argentina had used “substances” during the 2023 election campaign.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, José Manuel Albares, demanded on Sunday a public retraction from Milei because of the statement about the prime minister’s wife. “If you do not apologize, we will take all measures we believe to be appropriate to defend our sovereignty and dignity.”Albares said during a live broadcast.


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