Sánchez shakes off the socialist debacle of 19-J and warns the PP: "Defeats are never final"

Barely three days after the socialist debacle in the elections in Andalusia, Pedro Sánchez wanted to lower the smoke of a Popular Party that is already heading to Moncloa as the protagonist of a change in the political cycle in Spain.

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24 June 2022 Friday 12:31
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Sánchez shakes off the socialist debacle of 19-J and warns the PP: "Defeats are never final"

Barely three days after the socialist debacle in the elections in Andalusia, Pedro Sánchez wanted to lower the smoke of a Popular Party that is already heading to Moncloa as the protagonist of a change in the political cycle in Spain. And, for this, he has paraphrased the writer José Saramago. “The defeats have something positive, and that is that they are never final. And the victories have something negative, and that is that they are never definitive”, warned the President of the Government. "This should be remembered in good times and bad times," he has prescribed to the PP.

In any case, Sánchez has contrasted the attitude of the PSOE in the defeat, compared to that of the PP, in the face of the offensive deployed by Cuca Gamarra during the control session of the Government in Congress. “We recognize the victory of Moreno Bonilla, we congratulate him, it is what democracy has, knowing where the polls place each one. And we recognize the legitimacy of the government that comes out of the Parliament of Andalusia. I say this because you do not recognize the legitimacy of this Government”, Sánchez replied to Gamarra. And he has assured that the PSOE will make in Andalusia "a constructive, useful opposition, with a sense of State and that complies with the Constitution." Just the opposite of the destructive opposition that the chief executive attributes to the main opposition party, before with Pablo Casado and now with Alberto Núñez Feijóo at the helm.

The PP spokeswoman, Cuca Gamarra, has received Sánchez throwing the result of 19-J in his face: "He has not yet reacted to his debacle in Andalusia." "While you add defeats, the Spaniards multiply their problems," she warned, given the increase in inflation. "What else has to happen for you to rectify?", She has summoned him. The popular leader has lamented that Sánchez "has no remedy", and has assured that "the Spanish need a president with less arrogance, more humility and more sense of reality". Gamarra has thus urged him to "turn the page on frivolity, division and radicalism" which, in her opinion, portray the Executive. "The polls confirmed that the Frankenstein government is a failed and exhausted project," she concluded.

But Sánchez has replied that he is not going to throw in the towel, after the 30-month legislature in which he has faced a pandemic, a volcano and, now, a war at the gates of Europe, which triggers inflation not only in Spain. , he warned, but in the whole of the European Union. The head of the Executive has reiterated his will to "build bridges", also with the PP. “When he says that I have to rectify, and we have always been open to rectify when we have made mistakes, according to what the PP votes, we already know what it means: it is social backwardness”, he warned.

"This government is going to continue raising the minimum interprofessional salary, revaluing pensions and strengthening the welfare state," Sánchez assured, despite the lack of support from the PP. And he has settled that his coalition government was formed precisely to avoid repeating "the disaster" of the previous Executive of the PP, which reacted to the 2008 financial crisis by applying scissors, with cuts in the welfare state, wages, rights and freedoms.

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