Madrid (EFE) it was “common sense” to solve the “problem” so that not a single sentence reduction would occur again in the future.
In his speech in Congress before the socialist parliamentary group, the president once again defended the Law on the Comprehensive Guarantee of Sexual Freedom as a “good law” that represents progress in women’s rights and against which “few already advocate a return back”, but that it has had “some undesired effects” in its application.
A law that arises, she has remarked, from a broad feminist claim, which aims to “guarantee that any form of sexual assault is prosecuted, without ever blaming the victim again, and that places explicit consent on the part of any relationship at the center of any relationship.” the woman”.
No one, he has said, neither the Government nor the groups and deputies that approved it had the objective of lowering the sentences of any sexual offender, nor was it the purpose of the law, but the truth is that “there is a problem because there have been some reductions” of sentences.
Given this situation, it has been asked what is done when a problem arises in the application of a law. “The answer is to use the dialogue, but to solve the problem. We are going to do what has to be done, what is common sense, what is correct, which is to defend the great advance that is the law and also correct the problem”, he stated.
Sánchez has vindicated the historical commitment of the PSOE with the feminist movement and the advances that have been achieved on equality with this Government.
UP sees it feasible to agree with PSOE to reform the Montero law: there is not that much difference
Unidas Podemos (UP) sees it feasible to agree with its socialist partners on the reform of the only yes is yes law, as the PSOE has proposed to curb some pernicious effects that its application has had, and they believe that there is room to agree on a proposal because “ the difference is not that big.
The president of the UP parliamentary group, Jaume Asens, expressed this “optimism” at a press conference in Congress when referring to the possibility of reaching an agreement in the parliamentary process of the bill registered yesterday by the PSOE .
Asens has indicated that the discrepancy that exists now can be resolved if the PSOE accepts that the criminal subtypes that they propose with violence and intimidation become aggravating, which is what the Ministry of Equality has been defending up to now -without success- in the proposals that it has transferred to Justice.
On the part of United We Can, he stressed, “there is a will to reach an agreement”, recalling that many times they have had notable differences, for example in the Trans law, and in the end they have found a point of understanding.
It is the PSOE, he said, who has to decide “if he wants to push the law forward with the PP and Vox” or with Unidas Podemos and the parties of the investiture bloc.
The parliamentary partners ask to lower their tone and a law of yes is a unitary yes
Some parliamentary partners of the Government, such as ERC, Más País or Compromís, as well as other parties such as PDeCAT, have asked the coalition Executive to tone down the reform of the law of only yes is yes, and make a unitary law , agreed by the entire Executive.
The majority of Sánchez’s parliamentary allies have criticized the disunity of the coalition government that harms the left, for which, this Tuesday, they have given a beating to the PSOE for presenting another initiative of the Comprehensive Guarantee of Sexual Freedom law and not agreeing with Unidas Podemos the reform of the law before presenting it in Congress.
Over the last few hours, the PSOE has contacted the parliamentary partners to start negotiating the bill that reforms the rule drawn up by the Ministry of Equality, and both ERC and other minority partners have stressed that they are studying it with “be careful”, but they have insisted that they will not support a return to trials where sexual assault must be proven.
“In no case will ERC contribute to return, and this is a red line, to the probationary hell for women that the previous legislation meant”, has settled the ERC spokesman, Gabriel Rufián, who has urged to improve the law but “without encouraging noise”.
And while socialist sources hope to reach agreements, Compromís and Más País see room for a unitary law to be presented in the coming weeks. The spokesman for the Valencian formation, Joan Baldoví, has stressed that “it can and should.”
“We ask the partners of the Government to exercise responsibility to continue negotiating and present an agreed text, and not put us in the irresponsible position of having to choose,” said Baldoví, while the leader of Más País, Iñigo Errejón, has demanded “A proposal that is not a weapon thrown at each other.”
“This cannot be a workhorse, it has to stop”, he has warned after regretting that it is “nonsense” to bring “two separate regulations”.
Both Compromís and Más País are studying the proposed socialist law carefully and point out that the debate cannot focus only on penalties but also on education, protection and accompanying measures.
The PDeCAT, whose formation is made up of 4 deputies who sometimes also align themselves with Sánchez’s partners, has also lamented the “show between the government partners” when the PSOE presented the bill alone, which was not accepted. does he know if Podemos will give his support.
Vox leaves the door open to allow the reform of the only yes is yes
The Vox spokesman in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, has reiterated today that they are not going to “launder” the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, with the reform of the only yes is yes law proposed by the PSOE, but at At the same time, they have affirmed that they will not allow, as far as it depends on them, that sexual offenders continue to be released from prison.
At a press conference in the lower house, Espinosa de los Monteros has assured that the PSOE knew what it was processing when the Law of Comprehensive Guarantee of Sexual Freedom was debated and they were aware that it was going to release “hundreds of rapists, pedophiles and stalkers”, something that the reform now proposed will not be able to change.
Faced with this “absolute nonsense” he has indicated that his group is not going to block the processing of the initiative, but will not fall into the “trap” that, in his opinion, Sánchez has set, to allow Podemos to sink and he “gets out first ship’s”.
The Vox spokesman has insisted on holding the Chief Executive responsible, “he is absolutely guilty of what is happening” -he said-, and has stressed that they will analyze the text before ruling on their vote, but in any case they will make sure that the “bleeding” of releases from prison and the review of sentences is paralyzed “as soon as possible”.