Updated: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:19 PM
Published on: 10/28/2020 9:16 AM
Pedro Sánchez is ready to review the state of alert in four months, on March 9, and lift it if possible. This was announced in the lower house in a speech in which he asked for the support of the People’s Party for the extension of this measure.
“I want to listen and extend my hand. Therefore, I make the following proposal that you also support the state of alert,” he said, addressing Pablo Casado. “In four months, if the Interterritorial Policy Council considers that this is no longer necessary, the government will raise the state of alert,” he added.
A proposal to which the leader of the “popular” did not respond in the hemicycle. Although, on behalf of his party, they criticized the proposal and told LaSexta that “it is the Parliament which decides the state of alarm, not a Council”.
They also say that no one called them to negotiate, that they are ready to speak, but they insist that not six or four months without parliamentary control. They stand by their eight week proposal.
They call it a “scandal” that it is not Sánchez, but Minister Illa, who defends the extension in Congress, and they do not exclude that Casado intervenes on his part because they believe it is a debate Very important.
“We want to know the government’s position and Sánchez’s final position. They are telling us a curfew, not now, now four months. For the vote to be decided, we need to be clear on what we are going to vote on. L “state of alarm must be in place. subject to control”, declared the national spokesperson of the PP, Martínez-Almeida.
There is a legal plan b to protect the Spaniards without having to resort to a state of alarm “
Before making this proposal to the lower house, the president accused the People’s Party of “denigrating the state of alarm” and of calling it a “constitutional dictatorship”. “Some opposition groups are helping and I thank you for going to vote for it, but you are going from one error to another,” he told Pablo Casado.
For his part, Cuca Gamarra, the spokesperson of the PP, accused the executive of “governing with a roll” and of having “a will to control the institutions”. The PP spokesperson in Congress insisted that there is “a legal plan to protect the Spaniards without resorting to a state of alarm”. “The reform of the law of 1986 is a sensible proposition to reduce the sentence and that we control it”, he condemned.
The number 2 of PP. Teodoro García-Egea, demanded that Sánchez leave if he is going to delegate the management of the state of alert to the CCAA: “Why are you? Go and we will finish before.”
One of the voices of the PP who have already spoken about Sánchez’s offer is Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, the president of Castilla y León. He questioned the need “to wait four months to make an assessment” that the president himself has recognized “must be done”. “Let’s do it before, month by month, for example,” he said in “Onda Cero”.
The government ensures that it has the necessary votes
Despite the rejection of the “popular”, the government is calm because “it has the votes for the six-month extension to continue.” This is how socialist sources transferred him to LaSexta.
For this reason, they consider Pedro Sánchez’s offer to be “generous and of great value”. An offer to which, they say, Pablo Casado was “absolutely unanswered” and “inappropriate”. They also believe that it is “very difficult” for any group to justify a “no” to the new executive proposal.
For now, the six-month extension enjoys the support of the PSOE and United We Can, and predictably with that of its nomination partners.
Although Compromís and Más País introduced an amendment for Sánchez to appear in Congress every month during the alarm, Joan Baldovi announced in Al Rojo Vivo that they would vote in favor of this state of alert, “even if we want ‘there is parliamentary scrutiny every month. “. Amendment to be voted on tomorrow in plenary.
The PP also confirms that it is negotiating with these two parties to force the president to submit to parliamentary control.
Everything indicates that ERC and JxCAT will also support this proposal, since Catalonia was one of the first autonomies to request a state of alarm. And also the PNV.
Ciudadanos, for his part, is in favor of supporting the extension but first wants to negotiate that it is not six months, because they see it as something “excessive”. Something all political groups agree on.