Spain Abascal assumes the attack on PP and PSOE with Tamames as a supporting actor

The Vox motion that has been debated in Congress since Tuesday - the sixth for democracy and the fifth that will fail - provides an opportunity for the two big parties, PSOE and PP, to censor each other

Spain Abascal assumes the attack on PP and PSOE with Tamames as a supporting actor

The Vox motion that has been debated in Congress since Tuesday - the sixth for democracy and the fifth that will fail - provides an opportunity for the two big parties, PSOE and PP, to censor each other. The first as a supporter of the Government and the second as head of the opposition, and both are in the grip of their present and future alliances. The third in contention will be Vox, signatory to the initiative, which now, after the leak of the speech of its candidate, Ramón Tamames, focuses on the intervention of its leader Santiago Abascal, determined to squeeze without a time limit all the ideology that his party offers the Spanish facing popular and socialists. To the former, for their cowardice in abstaining from the motion and to the latter for defending an "autocratic" president.

Abascal's official intention is to "portray Sánchez and his illegitimate government." Uncovering a president who "has made lies the main engine of his strategy" and who no longer "has the confidence of the majority of Spaniards."

As an alternative candidate, mandatory in any vote of no confidence, Vox presents Ramón Tamames, a man who has gone through all the colors of the political spectrum but who, at 89, is not affiliated with any party. His speech, in short, will only represent him no matter how much Vox applauds his defense of the Constitution, unity, the monarchy and the flag and deplores Sánchez's "autocratic" policy.

The Vox position will be displayed by Santiago Abascal. He will be the one who opens the debate, exposing the entire argument of his party without a time limit. It will be, they explain in the formation, the coming-out of the program that Vox offers to the Spaniards for the next electoral appointments.

Abascal, if Sánchez goes up to the rostrum to reply, he will also take the opportunity to present himself, in the absence of Feijóo, as the leader who holds up the flag of the frontal opposition to the Government. From Vox the PP has been insistently criticized for having announced its abstention in the final vote. Abascal himself has urged Feijóo to reflect and vote in favor of censure, even though the motion would not prosper even with the popular seats. In Vox they do not rule out making one last attempt today.

The final vote has already been decided: the attempt to overthrow the Executive with a phantom alternative and without a program, personified by Professor Ramón Tamames, will not prosper. The true motion will be settled in the streets and the sentence will be dictated by the ballot box.

Pedro Sánchez, with the coda of Yolanda Díaz, will present the result of the vote as an endorsement of his management and Alberto Núñez Feijóo, although he will not be able to intervene, will emphasize through the mouth of his number two, Cuca Gamarra, that the oxygen balloon that he believes winning the government is momentary.

The president will use his unlimited time to feed the message of fear to a PP that he will draw delivered to the most extreme drives encouraged by Vox and, in contrast, will present his coalition government as an engine of economic and social progress for a working class that He stands up to the "rich" and the "powerful."

Sánchez faces the debate with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the motion will not succeed in any case, but it offers him the opportunity to highlight the most lucid aspects of his management, even facing the wind of the pandemic, the inflationary crisis and the war in Ukraine; remember all the occasions in which the PP voted against its "social shield" and the "advances in rights" and, in addition, warn of the new reactionary wave of "cuts and setbacks" that, in his opinion, will drown the Spaniards do allow the arrival of a PP willing to agree with Vox to the Government.

It is a question, as stressed by the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, of "comparing models": that of the "progressive coalition" and that of "the right and the ultra-right."

The general secretary and spokesperson for the popular in Congress will combine the reproach of Vox, for the spurious use of a constitutional instrument such as the motion of censure to launch a "marketing campaign", with harsh criticism of a Prime Minister who " he survives armored by a frankenstein alliance» to which he joins for the personal interest of staying in power.

The PP agrees that Sánchez is deserving of censorship but believes that this must come from the hand of the Spanish, first on May 28 in the municipal and regional elections and, later, definitively, in the scheduled general elections for December.

The popular ones are aware that they will be hit from both sides and they intend to turn the criticism leveled at them from the pro-government bloc and from Vox as proof that they are being attacked because they are the "only possible alternative" and this is confirmed by the polls.

The PP tries to situate itself in a kind of central position, away from the "politics of trenches and blocks", in the words of Gamarra, outlining a proposal for "moderation and dialogue". In this sense, they say they are convinced that the rejection caused, both in the PSOE and in Vox, by their decision to abstain in the final vote, shows that they are "on the right path." On this point, they also recall that abstention was precisely the option chosen by the Socialists in the face of the motion of censure that Podemos raised, with Pablo Iglesias as a candidate, against the Government of Mariano Rajoy.

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