In search of that undecided voter who can decide the balance in the Valencian Community, the six candidates for the Presidency of the Generalitat have starred in a last campaign debate with constant reproaches that has served to show two completely different visions of reality and, also , the antagonistic models that are proposed this 28-M.
On the set of the Valencian public television À Punt, the Botànic presidential candidates (PSPV, Compromís and Undies Podem) have conspired to respond to the opposition attacks and defend that, in comparison with the PP governments, the Valencian Community is now better. Although the candidate for the PP, Carlos Mazón, has insisted on the need to examine only how the Valencian Community is today, the left has thrown in his face the years of management of Zaplana ("his mentor") and Camps. Not only the left, as the Ciudadanos candidate, Mamen Peris, has not spared criticism of the popular.
In the debate, Mazón has always sought face to face with the president of the Generalitat and socialist candidate, Ximo Puig, throwing him endless questions. He has not always found that melee, although, unlike in the previous debate, the leader of the PSPV has chosen to go more into the rag. In fact, throughout the entire debate, both have been locked in a battle for credibility and to make the viewer/voter see that the data they have read on camera is the truth and not what their rival has read. "At no time did he stumble upon a truth," the PSPV candidate has made him ugly. Mazón, for his part, has referred to Puig as "the champion of waiting lists in Health" and has hit him with the data on hospital tension.
The three lefts have also tried to put the PP candidate for the Presidency of the Generalitat against the wall with the post-electoral pacts. On several occasions, they have asked him if he would agree with Vox, a question that the far-right candidate himself has also asked himself, somewhat confused with the different responses from the PP in the different territories. Even Ciudadanos has asked, but Mazón has avoided commenting on it.
Faced with this possibility, both the Compromís candidates, Joan Baldoví, and Unides Podem, Héctor Illueca, have shown their unequivocal commitment to a third Botanic, although with a different strength correlation that allows them to be more "brave" and "vindictive" .
In his interventions, Puig wanted to emphasize that the Valencian Community has overcome "the paradigm of corruption, unemployment, and cuts" and has taken advantage of investments such as the Sagunto gigafactory and good employment data. "If this were hell, the companies would not come," she stressed.
For his part, Mazón has insisted on fiscal hell and on his tax cut proposal and has attacked the head of the Consell for not doing anything in the face of "Pedro Sánchez's ninguneos". Likewise, the president of the PPCV has lamented the continuous breaches of Puig during the eight years of government.
The Compromís candidate, Joan Baldoví, has once again made the banner of the demand for a new financing system (the only one that has done so) and has criticized the fact that during these years in Congress he has not found allies in either the PSPV or the PP to change the model.
The Vox candidate, Carlos Flores, has shown off his party's ideology, has announced the repeal of the law on gender violence and has lamented that to combat the demographic winter the only option is to "throw immigration without looking at whether it is legal or illegal”. Flores has not stopped showing his doubts about climate change.
The most combative has been the only candidate. Peris has taken advantage of her minutes to list her proposals but also to incite left and right, with props included that has even led her to take out a dataphone to try to collect the corruption bill from PP and PSPV. All in all, the harshest criticism has been for the Vox candidate, who has been reminded of his conviction for gender violence and has asked not to take a step back on this issue.
Finally, the candidate of Unides Podem, Héctor Illueca, has exposed his intention to create a network of public companies to serve the citizenry; from a public supermarket to an energy company and another pharmaceutical company. Faced with this, Illueca has lamented that "the unified rights do not give an answer" or make proposals. In this line, the also Minister of Housing, has advanced that this Friday the process will begin to declare the stressed areas in the Valencian Community in application of the housing law.