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The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casadohas denounced a new “purge” of the Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, after it was known this Wednesday that Lieutenant General Fernando Santafé has ceased to be the ‘number three’ of the Civil Guard to go to another destination.

In a message published on social networks, the leader of the ‘popular’ has accused the interior minister of continuing with the “purge” in the Armed Institute for “cease” to Santafé after the resignation of the deputy operational director (DAO), lieutenant general Laurentino Ceña, and the dismissal of Pérez de los Cobos as head of the Civil Guard command in Madrid.

“The purge continues in the Civil Guard: number three ceases after resigning the DAO. Another scandal that joins the dismissal of Pérez de los Cobos, “he protested on Twitter, who also recalled General Santiago’s statements about the hoaxes that affect thes “State institutions”.

These changes in Interior, according to Casado, are attached “to the instructions to General Santiago to limit criticism of the government, and the cessation of Sánchez Corbí. “” The one who must stop Sánchez is Marlaska, “the PP leader has claimed from the chief executive, Pedro Sánchez.

The PP asks for “urgent” explanations in Congress

For its part, the Popular Parliamentary Group (GPP) has presented a request to appear in the corresponding Commission of the Congress of the director general of the Civil Guard, María Gámez, to explain “urgently” the reasons “for the arbitrary cessation” of Colonel Diego Pérez de los Cobos, the resignation of the DAO, Laurentino Ceña, and the departure of Santafé as head of the Operations Command of the Civil Guard.

Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, spokesperson for the “popular” in the Lower House, stressed that the decision of the Interior leadership “has caused the headlessness” de la Benemérita “at a critical moment for Spain”.

The cessation of Santafé

The head of the Civil Guard Operations Command, Lieutenant General Fernando Santafé, is no longer ‘number three‘of the Armed Institute to go to another destination. His post, as reported by the Ministry of the Interior, will be assumed by Major General Félix Blázquez.

Until now, General Blázquez was the National Coordinating Authority for the actions to face to irregular immigration in the area of ​​the Strait of Gibraltar, the Alboran Sea and adjacent waters.

Santafé will cease to be ‘number three’ of the Civil Guard, a decision that comes after the dismissal of Colonel Diego Pérez de los Cobos, head of the Madrid Command, due to the controversy related to the judicial investigation into the 8M manifestation and the initiation of the coronavirus contagion.

The aforementioned sources have indicated that the change of destination of Santafé “has rushed “even though it was planned, after the resignation of the deputy operational director (DAO), lieutenant general Laurentino Ceña

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