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“This is how all populisms end,” proclaims the former president in a conference with Andrés Pastrana
Former Prime Minister José María Aznar has supported a “political trial” of the US president, Donald Trump, for “instigating” an “attempted coup” with the assault on the Capitol and has stressed that there is no difference with the “insurgents” who were condemned by the illegal referendum in Catalonia on October 1. For this reason, he has said that there are parties that must be “very careful” when assessing what happened in the US because “they are doing the same” in Spain.
“What is the difference between some insurgents and other insurgents?”, Aznar has pronounced in his conference in the Leadership Classroom of the Atlantic Institute of Government and the Francisco de Vitoria University, in which the former president of Colombia, Andrés has participated Pastrana. Among those attending the event, the Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López, the former mayor of Caracas Antonio Ledezma and the PP MEP Leopoldo López Gil.
Aznar has affirmed that what happened on January 6 in the Capitol was “an attempted coup d’état instigated and inspired” by the president of the United States that “has no precedent” in that country and is of “extraordinary democratic gravity. “. “When the House of democracy is stormed in the US, the house of democracy is stormed around the world,” he added.
The former Prime Minister has stressed that this has to have “a political trial.” “If you tell me if I understand that right now there is an impeachment process against the president, I say that the current president must answer for what he has done. And if he did not believe it, it would be absolutely incongruous and incoherent with what I defend for Spain”, has emphasized.
PARTIES THAT SHOULD BE “VERY CAREFUL” WITH THEIR VALUATIONS
Aznar has pointed out that now the United States has experienced “an attempted coup” but has stressed that Spain also experienced it in 2017, and has stressed that there is no difference between one and the other “insurgents” because what they want is to “end with the constitutional and democratic system “.
At this point, he pointed out that in Spain there are parties that must be “very careful” when assessing what has happened in the United States because “they are doing the same here”, alluding to Podemos. “And those who give a coup here are not deserving of greater respect than those who give a coup there. They are neither better nor more respectable,” he stressed, adding that political positions should be “very clear” in both cases.
After ensuring that “this is how all populisms end,” he stressed that the difference is that before they only looked at Latin America when talking about populisms and now they look “everywhere”, something that, in his opinion, represents a “very serious danger “.
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