The "harmony" and "political cooperation" that are usually appealed to on each anniversary of the Spanish Constitution have barely been heard in the commemorative acts of the Magna Carta organized in Puerta del Sol. And it is already the second year. If in the 2021 ceremony the focus was on the tripping that was shared within the PP by the previous national leadership, chaired by Pablo Casado, and the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, as a prelude to the internal war that was unleashed weeks later, in this 2022 the tension has confronted Ayuso herself with the Government, through her delegate in Madrid, Mercedes González.
All of this has been heated in recent days both by the high climate of tension that has settled in the Congress of Deputies after the approval of the law of only yes is yes, and by the consequent responses by Díaz Ayuso calling the president a "dictator" of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, as well as the health strike rooted in Madrid, on which González has pointed out that "public officials have the obligation to provide the means to meet the needs and demands of the citizenry".
For the first accusation, González has replied that "in recent Spain the only dictatorship has been the Francoist one and the only tyrant General Franco, whose corpse remained in a national monument until the Government put an end to his cult, as the Law of Democratic Memory puts an end to its exaltation". And for the health dart, Ayuso has responded that "disloyalty to the system leads to a federalism that destroys national sovereignty and that those who propose it in bad faith know that the germ of the denial and destruction of national sovereignty lies in the federal ".
Having finished their respective speeches, both attended a performance by a string quartet that performed, among others, the famous chotis 'Madrid, Madrid' by Agustín Lara. And their respective gestures perfectly illustrated the distance that exists between the PP and PSOE despite being seated side by side.