We can end an extremely tense week in the government coalition, once again poking the PSOE in the eye to raise the pressure and once and for all unblock the Housing Law, which is still under debate between the partners. The general secretary of the purple party and Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, has questioned the "commitment" of the Socialists "with social rights" due to the delay in approving that law. "That at least he does it for electoralism", she has claimed now.
This has been the "message" that Belarra wanted to "send to the PSOE" from a single-issue act on housing that Podemos held this Sunday in Madrid, and which closes a very turbulent week within the Government due to the harshness of the confrontation between the partners for the reform of the law of only yes is yes. In that clash, the purples have called their companions "fascists" and have accused the women of "treason".
The approval of the Housing Law is precisely the symbol that the Government is now looking for to give a message for the future and open an exit door to that internal war between the PSOE and United We Can. The negotiations are intense and progress has been made in recent months, although there is still no agreement. But in the socialist ranks they see it very close. Belarra, on the other hand, cooled last Thursday that optimism of the PSOE and now he has returned to the charge to put pressure. Well, the law has been blocked in Congress for more than a year due to lack of consensus.
The minister has wondered aloud why the Housing Law, despite its urgency, "does not come out". The two answers that she has offered, and whose authorship she attributes to what she "says" or "thinks" certain "people", present the PSOE as a party hostage to pressure. On the one hand, those of the former socialist mayor Joan Clos, head of one of the most important real estate employers in the country, who has "a very long contact list." On the other hand, "the meetings" that the PSOE maintains "with the vulture funds."
"I want to send a message to the PSOE: we cannot waste the last year of the legislature clearing the balls that the right wing throws at us. We have the obligation to govern, govern and govern, and take advantage of this government's last minute to address the structural problems , also that of the house", has been started below.
To, later, finish off: "If they have not approved the Housing Law in the last three years due to a commitment to social rights, as this political force [Podemos] has, at least they do it due to electoralism, because Spain needs progressive governments the next four years."
Belarra has recalled the demands of Podemos: effectively regulate rental prices in stressed areas, stop evictions without a housing alternative and increase the public housing stock with a reserve of 30% of all promotions that are made.
In his speech, he has delved into the fact that rent represents the "greatest schism of inequality" and that it is "a bomb to extract income" from the humblest people to those who have the most. For this reason, he has ruled that the houses "are for living, not for speculating."
Likewise, Belarra has touched on the issue of the government's crisis and has defended Podemos as the force that has enough "courage" and "firmness" "to endure everything that has to be endured" to ensure rights. Thus, he has indicated that even if they try to break the party or "try to leave Irene [Montero] alone" in Congress, "we will always be there, helping our colleagues. When the others fall, the people of Podemos will shake hands and help them up," he said.
In the act, called Living, not surviving. Housing is a right, several heads of the Podemos list have also participated in the regional elections: Alejandra Jacinto (Madrid Community), Héctor Illueca (Valencian Community), Noemí Santana (Canary Islands), Maru Díaz (Aragón) and Antonia Jóver (Balearic Islands). ). In addition to the candidate for mayor of Madrid, Roberto Sotomayor.
Illueca, who is second vice president of the Valencian Community, has assured that when the Housing Law goes ahead, the Generalitat "is going to intervene in the rental price." "We are going to regulate it, to protect vulnerable groups and to lend a hand to young people so that they are not exploited, humiliated and can have a future," he said.
For their part, the candidates from the Balearic and Canary Islands have advocated preventing non-residents from the islands from buying a home. A proposal that Belarra has added that he agrees to fight for her.
As for Madrid, the creation of a public real estate company has been defended, which is Jacinto's star proposal, to "give security to landlords and tenants."
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