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Who is Ignacio Garriga, the deputy chosen by Abascal to defend the motion of censure against Pedro Sánchez

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Posted: Wednesday October 21 2020 11:51 AM

Ignacio Garriga is the Vox deputy in charge of defending the motion of censure this Wednesday, October 21. As José Luis Ábalos and Irene Montero have done in previous motions, this Barcelona-born politician was the first to take the podium to present the reasons why Pedro Sánchez should step down as government presidency. However, the proposal presented by Vox is doomed to failure, as it will only have the votes of party members.

Garriga is, in addition to being a deputy, at the head of the Vox list in the next elections to the Parliament of Catalonia. His career before politics is linked to dentistry, where he even practiced, as indicated by his file at the Congress of Deputies. He was also a professor at the faculty of dentistry at the International University of Catalonia, he says on his LinkedIn.

Like some of the leaders of Vox, the first party he joined was the PP, where he was one of his new generations. However, in 2014 he joined the far-right party led by Santiago Abascal, as reported by eldiario.es. The aforementioned media point out that in the same year he ran for town hall in Sant Cugat de Vallès, the town where he was born – and in which he was not represented.

However, Ignacio Garriga rose to prominence last year, when he arrived in Congress after the April elections. Since then he has played in various disputes with members of the hemicycle, in particular the government. Last February, he addressed Vice-President Carmen Calvo with these words, referring to the independence movement in Catalonia: “Sánchez is under the orders of a lackey, a fugitive from justice. Puigdemont orders, Torra obeys and you execute, ”he said dryly.

He also had occasional confrontations with Alberto Garzón, Minister of Consumer Affairs, whom he accused of insulting Vox voters. However, the member of United We can clarify that the tweet mentioned by Garriga, in which we could read that it was not explained “that there are so many people who vote for those who say atrocities and animated”, had in fact not been drafted him, but for his brother, Eduardo Garzón. “You are not well informed,” replied the minister.

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