Will the Brahim Ghali affair cost Arancha González Laya his job? - Young Africa

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A week after the repatriation of Brahim Ghali to Algiers, new revelations behind the scenes of this operation have been unveiled. As for the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, she seems more and more in difficulty.


After fifty-four days of hospitalization in Logroño, in Spain, Polisario leader Brahim Ghali left Spain for Algeria on June 2. A departure made possible by the investigating judge Santiago Pedraz, following several hours of hearing by videoconference, who decided not to take precautionary measures against the president of the SADR, targeted by two complaints for "torture ”And“ genocides ”.

Rabat categorically opposed Ghali leaving Spain on an Algerian government plane

If Morocco has refrained from officially commenting on this new episode in the crisis between the two countries, the right newspaper El Espanol ensures that behind the scenes Rabat described this departure as "ridiculous". The department of the MFA contented itself with publishing a press release intended for Spanish public opinion on May 31 to explain, in essence, that the Moroccan-Spanish crisis went beyond the Ghali case and concerned Madrid's position on the Sahara. .

Backstage negotiations

The very night of Brahim Ghali's flight to Algeria, King Mohammed VI allegedly chaired a crisis council at the Palace of Fez with his advisor Fouad Ali El Himma and the head of foreign intelligence Yassine Mansouri. The Moroccan authorities would then have considered taking drastic measures, in particular "an invitation to the Spanish ambassador, Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner Rodriguez, to leave the country".

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