"Despite the noise and tension of all those who have nothing to offer the Spanish, except noise and tension, Spain is advancing," Pedro Sánchez highlighted, referring to the Popular Party and the extreme right of Vox, upon his arrival at Congress to participate in the institutional act of Constitution Day.
For Sánchez, commemorating the anniversary of the Constitution is celebrating "the conquest of democracy by the Spanish" 44 years ago. The Spain of today, he has assured, "has nothing to do" with that of 1978, except for a link: "The will that the Spanish have always shown to move forward and always look ahead."
In the current context of war in Ukraine, with the energy and inflationary crisis, and after the coronavirus pandemic, Sánchez stressed that Spain is the country with the lowest inflation in the European Union, maintains its economic growth and creates jobs. "Spain is advancing," Sánchez insisted. And he has predicted that he will be able to move even faster when these uncertainties are cleared from the horizon.
Sánchez has taken the opportunity to reproach the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, for the blockade that he attributes to him and that prevents the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary, which has just completed four years with its expired mandate. “Honoring the Constitution implies complying with all its articles, every day of the year. But we have a conservative opposition and an ultra-conservative opposition that are located outside the Constitution, ”he criticized. This is so, as he has denounced, because "they do not comply with their commitments and their constitutional obligations." So he has insisted on calling on "the conservative opposition parties" to resolve this institutional crisis. "As long as they don't, they won't be able to give any lesson in constitutionalism," he warned.
And in the face of the right-wing offensive due to his government alliance with Unidas Podemos, and his parliamentary agreements with pro-independence groups such as ERC and EH Bildu, the chief executive has vindicated his "great transversal consensus" to strengthen the welfare state and protect citizens in the face of the succession of crises. Throughout his tenure, Sánchez stressed, he has managed to "make agreements that transcend the acronyms of the parties that make up the coalition government", between the PSOE and Unidas Podemos.
Before arriving in Congress, to participate in the institutional act of 6-D, the President of the Government has called to celebrate "the values that unite us", just at a moment of extreme political polarization. Sánchez thus highlighted the principles of "freedom, equality, justice and political pluralism that have cemented our democracy and have made us a modern, Europeanist Spain of progress and coexistence" from the Magna Carta.