The “unity” of the PP against the “division” of the government. This is the main story that the leader of the popular party, Alberto Núñez Feijo, strives to stay ahead of the polls so that when the general elections come, which are scheduled for late 2023 or early 2024, the right wing. takes back the government. The balance of the political course that is coming to an end, according to Feijoo, is that the party, which just four months ago ousted its first president elected in primaries, Pablo Casado, after an unprecedented internal split, has greater “internal unity”. than the coalition government, which approved two budgets and which this Thursday introduced new taxes on banks and big energy companies in a joint act by the PSOE and United We Can.
The thesis was defended this Thursday by Feijo without questions to evaluate the course during which, after 13 years of an absolute majority, he left the presidency of the Xunta de Galicia to move to Madrid and replace Casado. But he also brought it before the National Executive Commission on Tuesday – the PP’s highest governing body among congresses – where he asked all his charges not to go easy on him to continue leading the polls for the remaining year and a half. Until the generals.
“If we look back, we cannot ignore that it was a very difficult course for our party as well, because we have to admit that we experienced an internal crisis in the PP. But it is also true that we were able to emerge stronger. , that we did it in record time and that the citizens once again perceive a party that they trust and, most importantly, that it is the only real alternative to the Spanish government”, Feijo defended this Thursday at an event that took place in the square of the old building of the Senate and was attended by parliamentarians and PP representatives across the country.
Faced with this “united” PP, its leader has ushered in a breakup government. “Except for staying in power, everything is divided,” he said, citing differences between the PSOE and United We Can on foreign, immigration and defense policy, as well as measures to deal with the crisis stemming from the war in Ukraine. Audiovisual and housing laws “Calculating the political course of this government means rethinking the permanent division,” he added.
Feijo believes that Spain “does not deserve a government in constant conflict that is more concerned with its partners than with the problems of the Spaniards” and that this news, he says, “is more often due to disagreements between ministers.” “Spain will need a government to move forward, and what it has is a lack of government, which is slowing it down,” he noted. For the leader of the PP, each council of ministers “is similar Derby Two circles”: one “between Pedro Sánchez and Yolanda Díaz, the other between Yolanda Díaz and the rest of Podemos”.
“All” ministers, according to Feiyoo, were involved in public disputes with their colleagues and, according to him, there were constant clashes between the executive and its partners regarding the projects presented. “There wasn’t a single week that they didn’t air a debate,” he noted. Like his predecessor, Pablo Casado, the current leader of the PP believes that the president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, has “disrupted” the institutions with parliamentary agreements with independence supporters and “raised every appointment and maneuver.” A shadow of suspicion to control and discredit each of them.”
The PP president sees ERC and EH Bildu as “true leaders” in the “economic, social and institutional collapse of misrule.” “Sánchez has made Bildu the notary of the transition, he has kept the Catalan independence movement as a guide for territorial policy and made Podemos the ultimate inspiration for economic policy,” he added. “The only essential, the only irrelevant and the only immutable thing in his project is Sanchez,” he concluded.
Despite these harsh accusations, Fayo also wanted to use his appearance to gauge the political course of donning the suit of a statesman and ‘reach out’ to that ‘rotten’ executive. This is the same PP leader who has blocked the renewal of the judicial system since 2018 and therefore refuses to fulfill this obligation to one of the main administrations of the state included in the constitution.
“Sánchez has the opportunity to correct this, to abandon the authoritarian drift and change himself during the last political term of the president, to return to the path of the great agreements of the country, to the path of moderation and stability that Spain needs. The PP is there if he decides to move and return to the place that PSOE- should never have left,” he said, calling on the socialist leader to end United We Can.
“Wouldn’t a government without Podemos be even better for the PSOE?” he asked himself, before recalling that as soon as he became PP president after ousting his predecessor, Pablo Casado, he offered Sánchez “the possibility of a turnaround. course” and extended a “hand”. Now he believes that the head of the executive branch must “restore centrality” and not do “without the support that served to radicalize and divide the country.”
Source: El Diario