Madrid, Feb 14 (EFE).- The president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alfonso Rueda, said on Tuesday that “there is a clear intention” of the Government of Pedro Sánchez “to harm Galicia”, for example with European funds or health, “thinking that this is how the options of Alberto Núñez Feijóo are harmed.”
Rueda made these statements at an informative breakfast organized in Madrid by El Debate, which was attended by, among others, his predecessor in office and national president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo; the popular spokespersons in Congress, Cuca Gamarra, and the Senate, Javier Maroto; the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida; and the apostolic nuncio in Spain, Bernardito Cleopas.
In his speech, the Galician president has accused the members of the Government of doing “electoral tourism” in Galicia, “practically always without notifying the Xunta”, to go and tell “the Galicians who Alberto Núñez Feijóo is” and criticize him.
And despite everything, he has assured, he has stated that he is going to “try to continue maintaining a good relationship with the Government”: “We are going to try to continue being an example of sense for the rest of Spain and of course of collaboration.”
In terms of health, after acknowledging the “numerous” demonstration on Sunday in Galicia and expressing his “absolute respect for all those who were demanding in good faith improvements in public health”, he opined that these mobilizations, which take place “only where governed by the Popular Party”, are the object of “enormous politicization”.
For Rueda, “the fundamental problem is that there are no doctors” and for this reason he urges the Government, of which he has said that “it makes no sense for it to be a commentator commenting on health problems without doing anything”, to “convene more MIR positions ”, because the communities cannot do it.
“We are not having the collaboration of the central government and we need it,” said the president of the Xunta, who has extended this statement to the issue of European funds, which “were an enormous opportunity for all of Spain”, but all that ” manna” is not arriving due to excessive centralization: “Pedro Sánchez’s executive is the government of the gardener, he neither spends nor lets him spend.”
In addition, Alfonso Rueda has been convinced that the Galician PP will have “a significant improvement” in the municipal elections in May: “we are going up, we should not lose any mayor’s office and we are going to take some joy.”
Regarding the controversy over the law of the only yes is yes, he has opined that “this is, no matter how much it is said, to put his hands on his head”, and has criticized the “arrogance” and the “discussion within the Government” .
He has also appealed to the Government not to delay the reform of the law: “the damage has already been done, but the longer it takes, the more opportunities criminals will have to see their sentences reduced or to take to the streets,” he declared.