The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has traveled to Seville to kick off the electoral pre-campaign on May 28. The act, held this Saturday, has come in support of the current mayor of Seville and candidate for the next municipal elections, Antonio Muñoz, and has not missed the opportunity to point out the differences between socialist governance and that of the opposition. Specifically, the leader of the Executive has indicated that while the PP used public money to rescue banks and freeze pensions, the current government tells them that “they should pitch in and pay a little more” and pensions are revalued according to the CPI , so that citizens do not lose purchasing power.
Sánchez has also praised the effectiveness of the Government’s measures in the face of the Covid-19 crisis and the war in Ukraine, as well as the eruption of the La Palma volcano, “storms” that the Executive has had to face while the opposition to use them “to bring it down” and thus “sink Spain”. Despite this, “Spain has remained afloat”, the President of the Government celebrated, to highlight that, in addition, in the country “employment has been warned, rights have been won” and “coexistence in the face of confrontation” has prevailed.
Spain “plays a lot” in the elections
In this way, he has announced that in a 2023 “plagued with electoral processes”, the Spanish have to question which country they want: “A country in which the Minimum Interprofessional Wage (SMI) is raised or in which it is frozen as happened in the past? A country where pensions are revalued according to the CPI or rise by 0.25 as happened in the past? A country where coexistence prevails or territorial confrontation prevails as happened in the past?
Thus, it has positioned the PSOE as the best alternative to “the rest”, which is “noise and dizzying the partridge”. “On May 28 there will be two alternatives: that of the socialists, focused on dignifying working conditions, salaries and pensions, and the other, that of a minority of powerful people who only defend their interests and only offer to the social majority of this country is saved by whoever can,” he stated.
Likewise, he has pointed out that, faced with a PP that in crises opts for low wages and a “reduced” welfare state, as it did in the financial crisis, the PSOE wants a Spain that “competes in the world for talent, cohesion and social justice, for quality and not precariousness.” and after all that has been achieved despite the various crises it has faced.
“Not a single setback” in women’s rights
The PSOE general secretary has also assured that with socialist governments “there will be progress” for the benefit of women and “not a single setback”, since they will not allow any regression in the right of women to freely decide when they are mothers and when do not. Thus, he has referred to what “is happening in Castilla y León with that coalition of fear between the PP and Vox”, which, in his opinion, has made it clear that “the right decides which path to take” and “it is the one that it marks the extreme right”.