At the PSOE headquarters, the strategy to be deployed during the debate on the motion of no confidence against Pedro Sánchez, which will take place on March 21 and 22, is being supported. In the absence of official confirmation, it is 99.9% certain that it will be the President of the Government himself who will reply to the Vox candidate, Ramón Tamames, and "different formulas" are contemplated, among which it is assessed that Take the floor ministers, including Yolanda Díaz representing the other half of the bicolor Executive.
The intervention of the second vice president and head of Labor would allow her to reinforce her image in the process of launching her electoral candidacy -Sumar- outside of Podemos and at a time when the seams of the coalition are more tense than ever. She would also suppose that the politician with a PCE card could directly confront a former communist militant now promoted to the rostrum of the Lower House by a radical right-wing party.
In Díaz's environment, they pointed out yesterday that the option of reply - which would be a novelty compared to the 2020 motion of no confidence also presented by Vox, in which he did not have a leading role - is a "personal decision" of his that, if occurs, "will be discussed this week", but has not yet been addressed. In any case, his participation in the debate would be as a representative of the minority partner of the Government and not of the parliamentary group of United We Can, whose position will be defended by the spokesman, Pablo Echenique.
There are precedents for the intervention of other members of the Executive apart from the president in previous attempts to disapprove in Congress since the beginning of democracy. The most graphic occurred in 1980, when Felipe González tried to evict Adolfo Suárez from La Moncloa and half a dozen ministers passed through the speakers' gallery, in this case under a single acronym, those of the UCD.
The PSOE's strategy for this new motion of censure is going to rest on three legs: waging an ideological battle against Santiago Abascal's party for promoting it; show absolute respect to the designated "independent" candidate for the Presidency, who is a renowned economist, but take advantage of the circumstance to sell his management in this legislature; and keep in mind that "the enemy is the PP."
"We face this debate with the seriousness and rigor that a constitutional tool requires, a rigor and seriousness that has never been on Vox's political agenda," Pilar Alegría, spokesperson for the PSOE, stressed on Monday. "For the second time they use this constitutional instrument to promote their noise strategy in the institutions," added the also Minister of Education.
The one who has departed from the official argumentation of not ridiculing the mechanism of Congress by which Sánchez accessed La Moncloa for the first time in 2018 has been the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, who said this Monday that "the authentic version of the motion will be in the carnivals of Cádiz with a chirigota ». In addition, he considered that Tamames "is doing especially harm to the people of the communist party that remain in Spain and that they are surely the most hurt that someone has fallen like this," reports Europa Press.
In the national leadership of the PSOE they criticize Abascal's "lack of courage" because they consider that what is "coherent" is that "he would have presented himself as a candidate and not" hiding behind a politician with extensive experience." They also censure that he has been "threatening the national emergency that Spain was experiencing because of this government" for a long time and that "no more and no less than two months" have passed since he announced that he would take this parliamentary step until he actually did.
"But if there is something really striking in this motion of no confidence, it is the change of position of the PP," they insist in Ferraz regarding Alberto Núñez Feijóo's announcement that his party will abstain from voting against Pablo Casado in 2020. "That The change in position is because he has no doubts about who he wants and who he needs to join in order to govern, "they conclude.
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