One of the most striking images that the celebration of 12-O this year has left us for the moment has been that of the second vice president of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, speaking with the president of the General Council of the Judiciary, Carlos Lesmes. For about ten minutes both have been chatting in a group that had more members. Remember that last week the judge of the ‘case Dina’ requested the indictment of Iglesias for three crimes.
While Iglesias and Lesmes spoke, other members of the Government have joined the conversation. Specific, the First Vice President, Carmen Calvo, and the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande Marlaska, have been the members of the Executive who have attended that group.
In addition, the presidents of the Congress of Deputies and the Senate, Meritxell Batet and Pilar Llop, respectively, along with the President of the Constitutional Court, Juan José González RivasThey have also joined the conversation until they have been dissolved to continue with the acts on the occasion of the National Holiday.
An act conditioned by the pandemic
The kings are in charge of presiding this October 12 at the Royal Palace the only act of celebration of the National Holiday, a reduced commemoration due to the coronavirus pandemic, which will be attended by the full Government and representatives of all the powers of the State.
To avoid crowds the traditional military parade in Madrid and the subsequent reception of the kings in the Royal Palace has been suspended.
But it’s the Armory Square of this enclosure which will host that commemorative act in which there will be a small land parade and in which it is intended to pay tribute to all those who are fighting against covid-19.
Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía will be accompanied by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and all the members of the Executive including its second vice president, Pablo Iglesias (who had never attended this celebration) and the rest of the Podemos ministers.