L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona) (EFE) they will abstain so as not to “share paternity” with an initiative “destined to fail”.
The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, registered yesterday Monday the motion of no confidence against Pedro Sánchez, which will be headed by the veteran economist Ramón Tamames, and, although the date of the debate depends on the president of Congress, the idea of the extreme right formation is that this be held at least before April 4th.
In statements to the press after visiting the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Feijóo expressed his “respect” for “the group of Spaniards” who want to “evict the Government of Pedro Sánchez”, as well as respect for “constitutional instruments” such as the motion of no confidence, although he has reiterated that they will not support it because he does not “believe” in it.
“We are not going to support it, nor does this approach of taking the institutions as a place to put on a certain parliamentary show, a political theater seem reasonable to us,” he indicated.
The PSOE criticizes Feijóo for not going to the Vox motion in case he “splashes”
In the Congress of Deputies, the spokesman for the PSOE in the chamber, Patxi López, has criticized the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, for not attending the debate on the motion of no confidence in case he is “splattered” and has accused the popular to “legitimize Vox’s political proposal” with their abstention.
López has stressed that they are going to address the debate on the motion of censure presented by Vox with Ramón Tamames as a candidate “with the seriousness it deserves”. “We do not want to contribute to the trivialization of politics as others do who contemptuously announce that they are not even going to go to Congress when this motion of censure is substantiated, lest it splash,” he added in reference to Feijóo.
In his opinion, the abstention announced by the PP in the motion is not something “harmless”, since “the Vox model restricts personal and collective rights, denies the equality of women, does not recognize the self-government of the territories and is in against the Constitution”.
The minister spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, has not clarified this Tuesday whether the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, will intervene in the motion of censure presented by Vox and has once again put the focus on the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, whom he has accused of having participated in it with previous contacts with Santiago Abascal and Ramón Tamames.
It has also affected the change of position of the leader of the popular, since now they are going to abstain when their party voted against the one proposed in 2020.
“The PP is now more like the extreme right than it seems,” Rodríguez pointed out at the press conference after the Council of Ministers, in which he assured that they take the motion very seriously and, therefore, Sánchez “It will act as befits the Presidency of the Government in this type of debate.”
Vox uses its differences with Tamames as an argument to support the motion
From Vox, his spokesman in Congress, Iván Espinosa, has downplayed his party’s ideological differences with the candidate for the vote of no confidence, Ramón Tamames, and has used these disagreements as an argument for deputies from other parties to support her.
“He has been a communist, more than that we cannot imagine anything more serious,” Espinosa stressed at a press conference, in which he reiterated that if they had wanted a person who coincided one hundred percent with their ideas, they would have proposed as a candidate to Santiago Abascal himself.
He has stressed that it was precisely about finding a person outside the party with sometimes contrary opinions, but who agreed on the analysis of the current situation in the country.
The rest of the parliamentary groups debate their position
The parliamentary groups of ERC and Unidas Podemos, for their part, are holding internal debates about their participation in the session of motion of censure if the other groups do not support the proposal to avoid replying to the candidate, Ramón Tamames, while the PNV and the PDeCAT They have advanced that they will intervene.
ERC polled other groups about the possibility of avoiding using their speaking time in the session, as a sign of not wanting to participate in “the mandangas” and the “circus” of Vox, as stated this Tuesday at a press conference by the spokesperson from ERC, Gabriel Rufián.
The spokesman for Unidas Podemos, Pablo Echenique, has pointed out that his group has not made a decision on the matter either, given that the date of the debate “does not seem close”, and, similarly, he has indicated that in his bench there are “different opinions” on whether it is worth answering the candidate in the chamber.
Yes, the PNV has already decided, whose spokesman, Aitor Esteban, has argued that “all parliamentary procedures, no matter how meaningless or boring they may be, deserve a reply.”
Esteban has indicated that they will decide later if they make an extensive or brief intervention.
The PDeCAT will be brief, since its deputy Ferran Bel, upon confirming in his press conference that they will take part in the session, has advanced that they will do so with a “brief intervention”, so as not to feed the “show” that Vox brings to the Congress.
The Compromís deputy, Joan Baldoví, has indicated that they will make use of their turn to speak in the event that the PSOE does.
EH Bildu sources have indicated to EFE that they maintain the will to reach a joint position with other groups, despite the fact that some have already “dropped off the hook”.