The mayor of Vilanova de Arousa, Gonzalo Duran (PP) has referred to the president of the Diputación de Pontevedra, the socialist Carmela Silva, as the "chacha para todo" of the Vigo councilor. Silva announced this Saturday that he would take the weekend to reflect on "what actions will be taken "against Durán" in defense of the rights of all women ", actions that will be announced on Monday The Deputy Secretary General of the PSOE and spokesperson in Congress, Adriana Lastra, has called for the" cessation "of Durán He has urged the national leadership of Pablo Casado to take action or, otherwise, consider it "complicit in his words and attitudes." The socialist regidores of the province and several deputy mayors and ediles sent a letter addressed to Alberto Núñez Feijóo and the president of the PP of Pontevedra, Alfonso Rueda, in which they criticize the "continuous lack of respect and macho attitudes" of the PP. In Marea have also asked for the resignation of the mayor.
It happened during a press conference in the wake of a political conflict between the City Council of Vilanova de Arousa and the Diputación de Pontevedra. "It is no longer an administrative body," Durán criticized. "It is a political body governed by the City Council of Vigo, by the elderly Abel Caballero and his chacha for everything, which is Carmela Silva". On several occasions he referred to Caballero as an old man. "That is a cacicada de anciano, from the time when Abel Caballero was young, many years ago," he said. "They have no political future because the clock is inexorable, Caballero is on his way to 80, and they care about all three smiles, hence the shameful public appearances of Caballero lately," criticized Duran, according to the Cadena Ser.
Adriana Lastra on Sunday asked Casado and the secretary general of the PP, Teodoro García, to order the cessation of the mayor of Vilanova de Arousa, Gonzalo Durán. In the Fiesta de la Rosa of the PSOE in Gran Canaria, held in La Aldea de San Nicolás, Lastra has stated that this type of "disqualifications" and "misogynistic attacks" against socialist women can not be tolerated, hence she has asked the direction of the PP that Gonzalo Durán stops being mayor because, otherwise, "what they are doing is encouraging that kind of attitude".
The president of the Diputación de Pontevedra already assured yesterday Saturday that would take the weekend as "a time of reflection" to "analyze what is going to do". In a tweet, he said he is aware that there are "many men and public representatives, particularly in the PP, who can not stand to see an empowered woman. " She added: "Every day we are more empowered, we arrive to stay, here we are, with a smile, facing insults, ideas, proposals and smiles."
I know there are many men and public representatives, particularly in the PP, who can not stand to see an empowered woman, and every day we are more empowered. We arrived to stay, here we are, with a smile. Facing insults, ideas, proposals and smiles.
– Carmela Silva (@carmelasilva) October 6, 2018
The spokesman for En Marea, Luís Villares, has demanded the "immediate resignation" of the mayor of Vilanova de Arousa on the understanding that his statements are "unacceptable" and are an example of the "most rancid machismo". "As did the colleague of Gañemos Vilanova, we immediately demanded his resignation, we think that in politics there can be no place for this type of behavior, for this type of statements, and there can be no margin of tolerance on the part of the political parties when the representatives have sexist attitudes ". In case the councilor does not resign, he urges Feijoo to disavow it, withdraw his confidence and "ask for his dismissal", because otherwise, En Marea will hold the Partido Popular "responsible for being an accomplice, being a necessary collaborator in the existence of sexist practices in the field of local administration in Galicia ".
At this point, Villares has criticized that it is not a "new" situation in the PPdeG, and has pointed to other cases, "such as the mayor of Noia or Palas de Reis, who remains in power for support that the PP offers despite being condemned by harassment to a secretary of the City. "