The president of the Generalitat, Carlos Mazón, has regretted Pedro Sánchez's "nonsense" with the Valencians when it came to configuring the list of the 22 ministers who will make up the new Government of Spain. With the only presence of Diana Morant (who repeats as Minister of Science and adds the Universities portfolio) and Luis Planas (although he has always led an organic life outside of the Valencia where he was born), the head of the Consell has valued the weight Valencian in the new Executive: "Once again it is seen that we are not a priority for President Sánchez."
The president of the Generalitat has criticized the fact that there is no "remarkable" presence or in a "determining" portfolio in the new Government, although he has admitted that he is not surprised: "Life remains the same." For Mazón, the composition of the Council of Ministers responds to "what was expected, what has been the usual trend throughout this time, a disregard for the Valencian Community, this time in the form of the presence of Valencians within the Government."
Although it seemed that he was not going to get involved, Mazón did have a message between the lines for Ximo Puig when he was asked at the end of the Les Corts session about the non-presence of his predecessor at the head of the Generalitat. , after his name emerged in the pools. "I have all the respect on a personal level for the former president of the Generalitat, I imagine that today is a difficult day for him and I want to respect that fact."
The interpretation of the PSPV has been very different. Arcadi Spain, his deputy spokesperson in Les Corts - Ximo Puig did not attend this Monday to vote on the amendment to his entire group to the Budgets - has assured that the Valencian socialists are "very happy." They consider that the formation of the new Executive will bring "stability and progressive policies" to the Valencian Community.
Furthermore, Spain has positively valued the increase in responsibilities of Diana Morant as the new head of Universities: "We are very well represented." The socialist leader has played down the fact that Puig was not on the list of 22 and has recalled that his "priority is the Valencian Community" and setting up an "alternative" to the PP and Vox Government. Spain wanted to emphasize that more important than the names are the policies and, in this sense, it has pointed out that the agreements signed by the PSOE "have a powerful Valencian agenda."
For his part, the spokesperson for Compromís in Les Corts, Joan Baldoví, has also pointed out that the important thing beyond the chosen ministers is that the new Government "starts working now to fulfill the agreements": reform of the financing system, forgiveness of debt and investments. Asked if he would have liked more Valencian presence in the Executive, Baldoví responded with the Valencian phrase: "Quant més sucre, més dolç."