Unidas Podemos voted in a group meeting en bloc against the social reform law, yes, even in the second president, Yolanda Díaz and the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, whose attention it is. He decided in the afternoon.
Sources from the parliamentary group said that the differences that exist, if any, will remain inside, emphasizing that there must be an image of strength and unity in the face of this reform unilaterally proposed by the Socialists, which, according to the opinion. purple, on the question of consent.
Until now, the second president has avoided commenting on what he wants to vote on in the afternoon in consideration of the reform of the law, which has opened a huge gap in the coalition government, insisting all the time that he had to reach it. an agreement, except by surprise, will not happen.
For Unidas Podemos, deputy Javier Sánchez, third secretary of the Congress, said in the Chamber “today could be the saddest day” that the PSOE will carry out the initiative, with the applause of the PP and Vox, which is back on the right.
As today, the parliamentary process begins, with which there is a possibility that the two partners will find a government to understand, according to Jaume Asens, of the people, who was the best about this possibility.
“When it gathers this other speed, conditions can rise to harmony”, he stated in Congress, affirming that “the world will not end otherwise”.
Podemos, part of the parliamentary group, does not share this ideal at all, according to sources from the formation, who see it as very difficult to access places through amendments.
Both Asens and Javier Sánchez agreed that the PSOE would not back down in Unidas Podemos, which for the first time did not vote in favor of the right-wing government, but rather in the overall progressive investment and part of the collectives. feminists, spokeswoman for the people.
For both, the image that comes out of Congress on the eve of 8M is “terrible”, with the court of law and the ultra-jury voting in favor of the law that they consider returns to the Penal Code of La. Manada (PP, Cs, PNV, PdCat and CC will ask in favor, while Vox has not declared whether to abstain or support).
And about the consequences that this may have for the stability of the Effect, Javier Sánchez indicated that “we will have to think” without further specification, although the two partners excluded that this convergence could endanger the executive collision.
In the same way, from Podemos they rejected the idea that the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, could resign the vote that fully affects the key laws confirmed by her department.
Although it seems incurable and the PSOE will vote, Unidas Podemos will try until the last minute to reach an agreement, the partners said
On the one hand, the spokesperson for the PSOE in the Congress, Patxi López, confirmed that the Socialists should vote in the consideration of their proposal to reform the law just like that and propose that they vote themselves. in the same sense as PP: “Not about whom we decide, but about whom.”
“Because we are feminists, we must vote in favor of our opinion,” said López, who defends “someone who is a feminist as a sexual victim over any other advantage.”
The PSOE spokesman stated that his organization had nothing to do with the law and warned that if anyone opposes his opinion, “they must explain why, if it is, because they do not believe that there are problems in the law or because they do not want there to be a solution.”
For the Socialist deputy, this rejection of the reform proposal is “not recognizing that there is a problem”, which in his view is evident when the sentences of sex offenders are lowered.
“Whatever is the fault of the judges or I don’t know who, because if the judges are the ones who interpret the law, it means that this reading is in accordance with the norm,” added López, who defends. that “the only possible solution is to change it.
Despite this clash between the PSOE and Unidas Podemos, the Socialist speaker had said that this executive would not break and emphasized that his party “will not do division and trained feminism”.
On the other hand, the investment partners of the Government are divided before the reform of the Law “is so much yes” raised by the PSOE in the Congress: PNV and PDeCAT announced their support for the socialist process, More. País and Compromís choose to abstain, and they reject BNG and CALIX. Esquerra and Bildu are reserving their vote, but have already warned that they will not support the reform as long as there is unity in the Government.
Clearly, the parliamentary speaker for Más País, Iñigo Errejón, described it as “irresponsible” that the Executive has transferred its differences to the investment scandal and forced the group to invest in this matter. For this reason, as he explained, Más País will refrain from voting on the consideration of this reform.