The last day of the electoral campaign before Sunday, the President of the Government Pedro Sánchez spends it in Catalonia. At his first stop on this long day, in Tarragona, before finishing it in Barcelona, the PSOE leader has demanded a "massive vote" for his formation against those who insult, disqualify and muddy the campaign to demobilize the people."
Sánchez thus launched a message very similar to that of this Thursday in Madrid, where he accused precisely the right of wanting to muddy the campaign by raising the alarm over the succession of scandals, including vote-buying, in small towns in Almería, Andalusia and Murcia. . But in addition to counterattacking the allegations of electoral fraud that have rained down from the right, on this occasion, the president warned that this torrent of accusations is aimed at demobilizing socialist voters, "because they know that we are more," he alleged. .
Sánchez went to the Palau de Congressos de Tarragona to support the mayor of the PSC, Rubén Viñuales, who four years ago presented himself under the acronym of Ciudadanos, and who is starting as a favorite in these elections, according to the latest polls. In any case, the poll predicts that things will be very even with the Republican candidacy of the current mayor Pau Ricomà, so everything will depend on the difference between the two parties and the post-electoral pacts.
Accompanied by Viñuales and the leader of the PSC, Salvador Illa, Sánchez warned that "voting matters" as "those who want to hit housing or those who seek to do business with health and education well know," he attacked. As he said, "they don't want us to vote", hence their demand for electoral mobilization in favor of socialism, because "the stronger the PSOE is, the stronger the welfare state will be", he assured.
The president asked "youth, women, workers and the elderly" to vote, warning that "voting matters" because thanks to the vote "we have managed to raise the minimum interprofessional wage, and not freeze it; revalue pensions and rebuild the Toledo Pact, and not freeze them. And with the vote, public hospitals and public day centers can be built, instead of privatizing them like the right," he distinguished
Faced with the right that "only wants to repeal" and its proposal is to "go back to the past, to the Spain of inequality, that of 2013, that of cuts and social conflict", Sánchez vindicated the management of his Government in a "very complicated legislature".
But he also referred glancingly to Catalonia to vindicate his work and that of the PSC in favor of political normalization against "others who want to return to the Catalonia of 2017." For Sánchez, "in the midst there is an immense majority who want Spain and Catalonia to advance, with harmony and social progress."
In addition to extolling the "achievements" of the central government, Illa focused precisely on Catalonia to vindicate the useful policy that he and President Sánchez have carried out and that, according to what he said, has allowed "opening a new stage". For the PSC leader, "Catalonia is better than four years ago" thanks to the "so decisive and determining role" of the Prime Minister. This new situation after the process "is due to specific policies in which you have played an exemplary role for which all Catalans thank you," Illa dedicated.
The leader of the PSC also appealed to the "useful vote" to continue carrying out "useful politics", which has been, he considered, the winner of this electoral campaign because "specific things have been discussed, specific problems, and this is something new since many years ago" in Catalonia, as a consequence of the process. The useful vote that Illa claimed aims to move from "complaint" and "mess" to "do things right."