Madrid (EFE) which will also request explanations from the PSOE for the Mediator case.
All this will happen just on the eve of the celebration of International Women’s Day, which the two government partners celebrate with great discrepancies, especially on account of the changes that the socialist part of the Executive has proposed to the law of Irene Montero to tackle the reductions in sentences for sexual offenders that have occurred in some cases.
There are already 721 reductions in sentences, which have led to at least 74 releases, according to the latest data provided by the General Council of the Judiciary, a figure that falls like a stone on the PSOE in an election year and hence the bill that have raised without counting on United We Can.
This initiative introduces violence and intimidation as an aggravated subtype and touches up some penalties, which for the purple ones is to dispense with consent and return to the Penal Code of La Manada. And that is why they are not going to happen, although they continue to ask the PSOE to meet with Equality to reach an agreement before Tuesday.
But except for surprises, there will be no agreement and everything indicates that the PSOE will carry out the vote with the PP and Vox, something intolerable for United We Can, in addition to Cs, PNV and PDeCAT.
Although this has caused one of the most serious clashes between the two partners, both are determined not to break the deck and exhaust the legislature.
Sánchez announces shortly before 8M a law that will force parity in the Council of Ministers
That same Tuesday, the Government will approve the draft law on equal representation in decision-making centers, which Pedro Sánchez announced yesterday, which includes the Council of Ministers, whoever governs, and the management of large companies, which must have at less than 40 percent women.
While the purples have found it insufficient because, according to the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, parity is having feminists in the institutions, for the PP it is nothing more than a media announcement that “cannot cover years of mistakes in feminism.”
And so, the control session arrives on Wednesday, coinciding with 8M, in which Sánchez will once again submit to the challenge of the spokesmen for the PP and Vox, Cuca Gamarra and Santiago Abascal, due to the effects of the law of only Yes is yes. Sergio Sayas, a former UPN deputy, will ask him generically if he is fulfilling what he promised the Spanish.
Irene Montero will also have to answer Cs about the unwanted consequences of her law and Vox in an interpellation. Even the PP will bring up this issue to the second vice president, Yolanda Díaz, by asking her how she is going to commemorate International Women’s Day, for which several demonstrations have been called with the feminist movement and the two divided government partners.
The Mediator case, another issue with a political focus
The Mediator case, which involves the former socialist deputy Juan Bernardo Fuentes Curbelo, is another of the issues that will attract much of the political focus this week, an issue that generates concern in the PSOE due to the cost that this may have when there are less than three months for municipal and regional.
Vox will ask the Finance Minister, María Jesús Montero, to explain how she intends to “track” the money spent on the plot, while the PP will address the head of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska.
The announcement of Ferrovial’s departure to the Netherlands will also continue to kick in, something that has caused undisguised discomfort in the Executive. For this reason, the PP will ask the first vice president, Nadia Calviño.
There are other issues that the opposition will pose to the Government, for example, due to the messages exchanged between the president of the National Court and one of the defendants in the Kitchen, for which EH Bildu is interested; the “breach of linguistic diversity” that according to the PNV occurs in the Audiovisual Law or the prevention of mental health in the educational field that the PP brings up as a result of the increase in suicides and suicide attempts among adolescents.