Saturday, May 28

Mañueco accepts Vox’s speech on “orderly immigration” and “domestic violence” and asks that he be judged for his actions

The acting president, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, appeared this Friday before the media to repeat that his pact with Vox is “a triumph for Castilla y León”. In addition to discharging responsibility for the agreement that makes the Community the first in which the extreme right governs, in Pablo Casado, Mañueco has tried to lighten the most controversial points of the pact and that assumes postulates of Santiago Abascal’s party. “The only thing I ask of all of you is that you don’t judge us by what you think can happen and that you judge us by what we are going to do,” he said. “I think I can ask for that, that I be judged for what I do and what I say, not for what someone thinks I can do or say,” he added.

Mañueco assured a week ago that Castilla y León would not have “a sexist, racist or xenophobic government”, but he has not been able to explain why he ends up agreeing with Vox, which denies gender-based violence and ensures that “citizens of North Africa” they are the “real threat” to women. “I tell you, have you found any sexist, racist or xenophobic element in the document that we have signed? I ask you, because maybe I have read it and I have not found it,” he answered a question from eldiario. is. The truth is that Vox, which 24 hours before signing the pact, demanded from the PP, among many other things, that a commitment so that the Junta de Castilla y León “collaborate with the Police” to “expel” illegal immigrants “, got place a point on immigration in the pact, specifically the last one, which literally says that Castilla y León will promote “orderly immigration that, from cultural, economic and social integration, and against illegal mafias, contributes to the future of Castilla and Leon”.

“Orderly immigration”, a concept that has not been clarified

Mañueco has not been able to explain what “orderly immigration” consists of, although he has tried: “Orderly immigration is precisely that… attend to what it means to receive people, who, well, are allowed by the law that they can come to our country and to the European Union, you know that perfectly as well as I do, and of course we will be… this land is a land of welcome because for the last century and a half we have been a land of emigration to other autonomous communities , to other countries of the European Union and to other latitudes, fundamentally Ibero-America, therefore we are a land of welcome and well, I convey peace of mind to the whole world that we are a land of welcome and above all we are going to be a government that is going to attend to the immigrants who come to this land and who respect the law, logically”, he commented between hesitations. Theoretically, there would be no changes, because the Junta de Castilla y León also lacks the power to regulate immigration or to expel citizens from other countries. Thus, when asked why a point that does not change anything is included in the pact, he has settled the issue. “Well, to make it clear,” he replied.

A “domestic violence law” to protect “women and their children”

Regarding the development of a “domestic violence law”, a term with which Vox intends to erase that of sexist violence or gender violence, the president has recalled that the law will “improve” a “domestic violence plan” that the Board of Castilla y León launched in 2019 and will expire in 2023. The truth is that the plan is called “plan for the prevention of violence in the family”, although domestic violence is mentioned in it. “It doesn’t matter what it’s called,” Mañueco said while justifying its improvement to protect women and children, among other victims.

The very content of the Plan belies the president’s explanations. “Some manifestations of domestic violence have a legal framework and a specific action network, as is the case, for example, of child abuse or gender violence which, after the reforms carried out by Organic Law 8/ 2015, of July 22, modifying the protection system for children and adolescents, have recognized the condition of victims of this violence to minor children and minors subject to their guardianship, or guardianship and custody, of women who suffer this violence and, consequently, recipients in their own right of the protection system against this social scourge, something that had already been recognized in our community by Law 13/2010, of December 9, against gender violence in Castilla y León, that recognized not only the woman as a victim but also the people who depend on her,” says the introduction. However, Mañueco has justified the development of the new law so that there is “greater protection” for people who may suffer violence “in the family environment” or the vicar, something that is already protected by the Law on Gender Violence , as stated in the plan itself that they intend to turn into law. Even so, the president has assured that both laws “will coexist” and that the one on Gender Violence will not be repealed, a requirement of Vox when starting the negotiations of the pact.

A point about “indoctrination in the classroom”, non-existent according to Mañueco

Mañueco has not been specific on the point of the pact that says that the new government will consider “an educational model based on merit, effort and ability, whose objective is excellence, generator of opportunities and free of ideological indoctrination” and has ruled out that the part that speaks of “indoctrination” refers to the implementation of the parental pin. “Ideological indoctrination is ideological indoctrination”, he has said, to then deny that it existed in the classrooms of Castilla y León. “It seemed important to us to emphasize this matter”, he justified.

Finally, Mañueco has commented that there is still no decision on which ministries Vox will occupy, that it will have three and that there is no date yet for its investiture debate.