Zaida Cantera resigns from being a PSOE deputy, after voting for the Amnesty Law, “upset” after “her status has been declining” | EUROtoday

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The socialist deputy Zaida Cantera, a profession navy man, offered this Thursday his resignation from his seat in Congress that he obtained for the Madrid constituency. In this fashion, as Servimedia has superior, he places an finish to a political profession that has lasted for 5 phrases on the day on which the ultimate vote on the Amnesty Law passed off.

The social gathering sources consulted by this newspaper separate the choice of the previous commander of the Army from an ideological disagreement with the measure of grace that can erase the crimes of these prosecuted by the processes, which has generated inside tensions in some sectors. In current months, they add, he had already transferred his “discomfort” to his environment at not seeing his expectations met after “his status had been declining.”

In the July elections of final 12 months, Cantera was positioned sixteenth on the record by Madrid for Congress, which in follow meant that she wouldn’t robotically get hold of a seat. In reality, she needed to await the resignation of ministers – in her case that of the pinnacle of Foreign Affairs, Jos Manuel Albares – and senior officers of La Moncloa for her minutes to return to sit down within the hemicycle of the San Jerónimo race.

According to socialist sources, his disagreement with the relegated place within the candidacy was added later by the truth that he aspired to be spokesperson on the Defense Commission with out his expectations being met. He additionally tried to be included within the delegation for the European elections however was unable to safe a spot with the potential for profitable a seat. “The reasons are personal, it's not going in a bad way,” they are saying.


Cantera got here to Congress in 2015 when he was a part of the PSOE record led by Pedro Sánchez, simply when he was discharged from the Armed Forces, after the general public outbreak of the case of office harassment that he suffered within the Army by a superior, Lieutenant Colonel Lezcano Mexico. The occasions occurred between 2008 and 2009, years through which the socialist Carme Chacn was on the head of the Ministry of Defense.

Specifically, his state of affairs turned topical after the publication of a guide he wrote with the then UPyD deputy Irene Lozano – at the moment director of Casa África and creator of the President of the Government's books – titled 'No, my normal', and a tv report the place the commander confirmed her face and talked in regards to the penalties of that grievance, experiences Servimedia.

Since then, she has been linked to the Congressional Socialist Group. In reality, he was one of many deputies who, after Sánchez resigned from his seat after the defenestration on October 1, 2016 as normal secretary of the social gathering, skipped voting self-discipline and mentioned no to the investiture of Mariano Rajoy.

From then on, like the previous deputy and former mayor of San Sebastin Odán Elorza, he started to tour components of Spain to draw assist from the bases for what would later be the return of the fallen chief to the Ferraz dome, when he he imposed Susana Daz and Patxi López within the 2017 primaries.

Currently, Cantera was a member of the Foreign, Defense and Interior Committees of Congress, in addition to a spokesperson for the Joint National Security Committee. Likewise, she held the presidency of the Spanish Delegation within the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.