Madrid, Mar 4 (EFE).- Podemos has presented its candidates for the regional and municipal elections on May 28 at an event organized in Madrid on the occasion of 8M, in which the candidates for the presidency of the Community of Madrid, the Canary Islands, Murcia and the Balearic Islands, in addition to the mayors of Gijón and Vitoria.
The candidate for the Community of Madrid, Alejandra Jacinto, has regretted that the president of the Assembly, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has opened the door to repealing the trans-autonomous law and has reminded the popular leader that “trans rights and the right to abortion are already in the Official State Gazette”.
Garbiñe Ruiz, candidate for mayor of Vitoria, has celebrated that her party has achieved “a lot of things” with a “firm opposition” in the Vitoria city council, because, in her words, “also being in opposition can achieve a lot of things”. “We do not have to make ourselves small, we are unstoppable,” she has claimed.
“I would say to Mr. Feijóo that abortion is a right, to Carmen Calvo that trans women are women, to the Minister of Justice that consent is not touched, and to the fascists and those who exercise political violence against us I would say yes they touch one of us, they touch us all”, remarked the mayor of Gijón, Olaya Suárez.
Antonia Jover, candidate for the regional presidency of the Balearic Islands, has claimed that “with machirulos and with women who are not feminists in the institutions, things cannot change”, and has advanced that feminism “is no longer enough for the street”, rather, it wants to “be present everywhere”.
The candidate for the presidency of the Region of Murcia, María Marín, has assured that “never has so much been achieved in such a short time for the most needy people in our country” and has asked the voters of Podemos “to go out and win this country” on May 28.
For her part, Noemí Santana, candidate for the presidency of the Canary Islands, has emphasized that Podemos is “pushing” its government partners in all the institutions where it is present “to make transformative policies”, because “allowing families to live with dignity and happiness it is revolutionary and it is feminist”.
Also present at the event were the Minister for Equality, Irene Montero, and the Minister for Social Rights and Secretary General of Podemos, Ione Belarra, who have asked women to “overflow” the streets next 8M because feminist rights have been achieved this legislature “are not guaranteed.”