Spain has just completed two years with a coalition government. And the parties that comprise it –PSOE and United We Can– They have celebrated the anniversary with a clean stab. The war between partners has intensified in recent days due to the campaign of harassment and demolition of the Socialists against the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzon.
And all for him skidding of the leader of the United Left in the foreign press speaking ill of some companies in the Spanish meat sector, which he accuses of producing poorer quality meat on polluting macro-farms. The declarations from the head of Consumption, who reaffirmed himself saying that they were impeccable, he soliviantado to the main cattle ranchers associations in the country. And also to the main socialist barons.
In Ferraz, the headquarters of the PSOE, they know that the elections on February 13 in Castilla y León will open a new political and electoral cycle in Spain. And the meat mess in which Garzón has gotten himself – the second in a year – has advanced the pre-campaign, if not the campaign itself. Because, The PSOE, with the blessing of its boss, Pedro Sánchez, has taken to the mountains to hunt down the head of Consumption, the minister with the least powers of the Government.
From the tense calm to the shots
This Monday, in the Federal Committee of the PSOE, several shots were fired at Garzón: from the president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano Garcia Page, through the Minister of Education, Pilar Alegria, the socialist candidates for the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Espadas, and the Junta de Castilla y León, Luis Tudanca and even the former vice president Carmen Calvo.
One of the loudest was that of the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, who dispelled any hint of doubt regarding the PSOE’s public position on the issue of macro-farms: “We have a livestock sector with a very high quality“That socialist wink, however, has a clear motivation. The PSOE plays a lot in Castilla y León, a community where livestock has a capital weight.
Truly, a hit from the socialists would mean a considerable setback for the president and for the party apparatus, raised to the controls of the Government’s strategy after the departure of Iván Redondo and the entry of Óscar López as chief of the presidency’s cabinet. The chief executive seeks to save the furniture to avoid another blow like the one that Isabel Díaz Ayuso struck him in Madrid.
The reform fight
Things between the partners were already tense, although an apparent calm reigned after the agreement to three with employers and unions that led to the labor reform. The sources consulted observed skirmishes on account of the pacts with which the Government will try to approve the decree of Yolanda Díaz’s star project in Congress. But Garzón’s skid has triggered everything.
And is that the purples urge to care for the majority of the investiture and in the PSOE they do not rule out relying on Ciudadanos to save the text as it is written and, thus, not change a single comma that would take the entrepreneurs out of the equation, something that the leader herself does not want in pectoris of United We Can. Meanwhile, some regular partners of the Government, such as ERC and Bildu, remain reluctant to give a ‘yes’ to the reform.
Beyond geometry in Congress, PSOE and United We can also look askance because Sánchez has postponed the rest of the star projects of the purple ones to this year. The trans law, the housing law and the animal welfare law are still in the drawer of the Council of Ministers. Precisely the latter also explains the Garzón fire before the 13-F elections.
The purple ones accuse the PSOE of responding to hunting interests in Spain for paralyzing the protection that its law will provide to the dogs used in the hunting sector. The battle between United We Can and the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, has no signs of ending anytime soon. Furthermore, in this rough sea, the socialist side of the Government fears that Vox will become even stronger. And it is that those of Santiago Abascal are gaining muscle daily in the polls in the absence of having a confirmed candidate.
We can, however, aware that his starting options in Castilla y León are “very difficult”, as detailed by sources of the training, believes that if he knows how to play the trick of Garzón’s mess well, small farmers and ranchers will end up supporting the background of the message of the Minister of Consumption. The key, once again, is to polarize a campaign between constant bombardments.
Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.
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