Logroño, (EFE).- The candidate of Podemos for the Presidency of the Government of La Rioja, Raúl Pérez, has assured this Saturday that the Riojan PSOE is “further to the right than ever”, in reference to his “star signing” of Mikel González de Legarra, former leader of PR+.
This is how he defended it during his speech at the event that Podemos has organized in Logroño with the motto “The force that transforms” and which was attended by the Secretary of State for Social Rights, Nacho Álvarez.
Regarding the PSOE of La Rioja, Pérez has indicated that it is a party that “has been incapable” of solving the problem of highways and railways in the region, that “has aggravated” the depopulation of the autonomous community and that has not stopped the proliferation of wind farms that destroy the landscape.
He has defended that “bipartisanship has forgotten” La Rioja and has called for the liberalization of the AP-68, a high-speed train for goods and passengers at affordable prices and a law to defend the landscape and heritage.
Balance in Logroño and Haro
For her part, the current councilor of Podemos in Logroño and candidate for mayor of the Rioja capital, Amaia Castro, has recalled that “they told us that it could not be done”, but Podemos has been able to carry out different actions.
“We have been able to co-govern three bands (PSOE, UP and PR+) -in the Logroño City Council-, to approve the four -municipal budgets-“, to advance towards a social and sustainable model and to move from mobility based on the car to a “more active, walking, cycling and public transport”, he said.
Logroño is “a city where animals have rights”, Castro added, for whom “governing with the PSOE is not easy” and has criticized the fact that the Logroño City Council has agreed to award the city’s medal to the journalist Pedro J. Ramírez.
The Podemos candidate for Mayor of Haro and current councilor in the city of Jarrera, Arantxa Carrero, also spoke at this event, citing the numerous actions carried out during this municipal legislature in the 17 areas for which she is responsible.
He has reported that his party is not resigned to poverty and has advocated protecting workers and the rights of citizens.
In addition, the Secretary of State for Social Rights has stated that “there are many people and sectors that work every day to erode and blow up that coalition government -of Spain-“, formed by PSOE and Unidas Podemos.
“The coalition government of Spain has very important enemies in front of it”, he stressed, but “it is showing that it is capable of providing stability to the country”, with three general budgets approved, while the PP, a decade ago, “was not capable of not even to approve one”.
He added that “the road ahead is very important” and indicated that “governing with the PSOE is not easy, it means disagreeing on many things.”