The president of the Xunta de Galicia and future leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, criticizes the turn of the Spanish Government regarding the Sahara. “We will not admit any ambiguity about Ceuta and Melilla”, he has settled in the pre-primary act held this Saturday in Valladolid. Feijóo has accused the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, of carrying out a foreign policy with “frivolity and arrogance”. “The damages for Spain can be very high”, he has warned.
“Nobody has the right to take away the external credibility of the Government of Spain”, Feijóo has reproved after Sánchez gave a swerve this Friday to the position of Spain with the Sahara, very similar to that of the recognition of the Moroccan sovereignty of the Sahara what the US did under the mandate of Donald Trump and Joe Biden has not changed.
Feijóo has reproached that this “drastic change” in the position of Spain with respect to the Sahara is decided not by the Government, but only by the PSOE. “Running the risk of taking a swerve without sufficient support is reckless”, has valued the only candidate to preside over the Popular Party, who has regretted that this agreement -which has been maintained since the Transition- has not “survived” Pedro Sánchez, and also that the country has found out through a letter sent to Mohamed VI made public by the Moroccan government. “It’s disrespectful,” she lamented.
The president of the Xunta de Galicia has demanded that Spain be “predictable” in its foreign policy so that its partners “trust him”. In addition, the ‘popular’ leader has asked that “nobody” count on him to “unilaterally” discuss Spain’s foreign policy. “We need the government to clarify what it has done, agreed upon and specified”, he urged shortly before criticizing that while half the government -Unidas Podemos- is “lukewarm” regarding the war in Ukraine, “the other half” -the PSOE- is “pro Morocco” and parliamentary support for that executive is “in favor of independence from Spain.” “What is the government project? Don’t you have a little respect for the Spanish nation and the Spaniards? ”, He has asked himself.
“They insult because they think we can beat them”
Feijóo has asked the ‘popular’ to be “as magnanimous as with Mañueco, and if possible, a little more” and give him their support in the primaries, although he is the only candidate in the internal process of the PP. The Galician leader has criticized the “constant disqualification, the tyranny of minorities and the radicalism” that he -assures- he sees in current politics. Feijóo has criticized that his political opponents “believe that they can cover up a political life of more than 20 years with insults”, some disqualifications that – he affirms – go against him “because they believe that we can beat them”.
The future leader of the PP has criticized that the government “hides” in the management of crises such as the pandemic -“behind the Autonomous Communities”-, the war in Ukraine -“behind the European Union”- and now with “a minority of violent pickets with absolutely reprehensible actions”. “The government needs to respond to the problems of the workers,” he has claimed. “Every time that Spain has had huge crises, they have called us to govern and the PP has won the elections,” said Feijóo, alluding to the 2008 victory of Mariano Rajoy.
Alberto Núñez Feijóo has demanded that the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, lower taxes “at once” to deal with the rises in fuel and electricity bills.
For his part, the acting president of the Junta de Castilla y León and president of the autonomous PP, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, thanked the presidential candidate Alberto Núñez Feijóo for his presence in the elections on February 13, which resulted in a victory for the PP , which will govern in coalition with Vox.
Mañueco has claimed that the “great responsibility” that now corresponds to the Popular Party is “to return to being a reformist center party” in which “everyone fits”: “those who believe in humanism and those who believe in freedom”. Mañueco has assured that Feijóo is going to strengthen the party, believing in the “autonomy” of all the regional directorates of the Popular Party. “I believe in your vision of politics and in your will for public service”, praised Mañueco, who recalled the 5,000 endorsements from the PP of Castilla y León that will support the Galician candidate, who has managed to recover “illusion and optimism”.
Now the rest of the parties will have to “think about how to beat Feijóo” while he thinks about how to govern. Mañueco has elevated him as the future president of the Government, something that has been received with applause from a thousand PP officials from various provinces. “If Feijóo wins, he wins Castilla y León. And if he wins Castilla y León, he wins Spain”, he has settled.