PSOE and Podemos are planted in their positions on the correction of the Law of the only yes is yes and they put the government coalition in a dead end. Far from taking positions closer as the days go by, each party digs its trench, erects a barricade and hides behind it to dispute the battle of the political story in the face of the feminist demonstrations on March 8 and the verdict that can be expressed in them. about this controversy.
Each one clings to their theses and nothing moves. There is not even a response from the PSOE to the meeting that Irene Montero requested last weekend to resume negotiations. Because dialogue, right now, there is little or no dialogue. Everything is channeled with messages through the media, in a loop of arguments and replies that denotes the stagnation of the debate and the entrenching of the positions of the two members of the Executive -if it can be said that there are two and no other parts anymore.
In the midst of this internal crisis, the other two major bills of Montero's legislature arrive in Congress today to be definitively approved: the reform of Zapatero's abortion law and the Trans Law. That is to say, that at the moment of her greatest political wear, the Podemos minister will be able to hold on tight to that lifeline to try to get out and boast of having issued two new regulations with almost 190 votes, many more than the absolute majority and holding together to the block that led to the investiture.
Precisely, and as a result of the Trans Law, the Minister of Equality will take a family photo today on the steps of Congress surrounded by LGTBI groups and other parties that will vote in favor to celebrate the approval of her project. Thus, Montero and Podemos will try to rearm politically and socially in the face of the battle that lies ahead with the PSOE. Well, they will squeeze the strength of that joint image of political parties and social groups to call the PSOE for "unity" and "agreement" so as not to break "the feminist majority" in Congress, relying on the PP to correct the Law of only if it is Yeah.
Both the United Podemos parliamentary group and other of its allies have invited groups such as the LGTBI State Federation, Fundación Triángulo or Chrysallis to attend the debate from the guest rostrum, as they already did in Congress in the first steps of the processing of the norm and last week in the Senate, when the penultimate step was taken. It is expected that the Minister of Equality expressly alludes to them when she intervenes today, as she already did a week ago, exhibiting the complicity that she maintains.
While Montero seeks to take oxygen with the trans and abortion laws, the air that is breathed with the Law of only yes is yes is most stale. The PSOE is very upset with the communication strategy of Podemos to go to the clash and every day it shows more signs of its discomfort. Yesterday, the Minister of Finance and number two of the PSOE, María Jesús Montero, criticized her partner in the Government for only seeking to make a "story" instead of making real proposals to change the law and solve the reductions in penalties.
"If there is a discrepancy in the core of what separates us and that is what is not touched, then you can send as many proposals as you want, but no progress is made," the Minister of Finance made ugly, for whom this only means " account more for the story than to try to solve the problem”.
This reflection came as a result of the fact that yesterday it was learned that the Ministry of Equality had submitted a new proposal to the PSOE last weekend to fix the law. The seventh that it presents since last December, when Equality (Podemos) and Justice (PSOE) began the exchange of documents, although they had been speaking for some time before.
The socialist wing had not yet responded to Equality despite three days having passed, but from the minister's department they took the words of María Jesús Montero as rejection. And it is that the deputy secretary general of the PSOE criticized that Podemos insists on "preserving the dissenting part" and that thus there is no way to "close the gap" in the law and, therefore, reach an agreement.
The PSOE maintains that it is necessary to introduce violence and intimidation as a factor that determines when the highest and lowest sentences are applied. However, Podemos entrenches itself in that doing so implies de facto eliminating consent. As much as the PSOE denies it.
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