The PP is leaning against the validation of the new anti-crisis royal decree law that the Executive is preparing to renew the measures that Congress has already ratified and that are about to expire. Some measures that are not known, at the moment. In fact, within the coalition government there are notable differences on the need to deepen some of the actions and add some new ones. Although the content has not yet been made public, the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has pointed out this Wednesday that his group will not support the decree law.
Feijóo accuses Sánchez of going "in the opposite direction to Spain" and the president points him out for "getting in the way"
Feijóo participates in the Andalusian campaign with a series of events in Almería that have taken him in the morning to visit a couple of agricultural companies in the province. In an intervention before the media, the leader of the opposition has criticized the economic policy of the Government, which he has urged to change in its entirety. “we are poorerour salary has been devalued and we have to use savings, those who have savings, to make ends meet”, he said.
The senator has pointed out as a "failure", for example, the discount of 20 cents on fuel launched by the Executive within that package of measures that must now be renewed. “The price increase it is higher than the government's savings”, he defended.
"The measures to control inflation have been a failure," he insisted. "They don't work, they are inefficient and they need to be changed," she added. "If we don't want to have an accident, we have to change the economic policy," he reiterated.
Feijóo has demanded that the Government assume the economic proposals that he made to the president, Pedro Sánchez, at the beginning of April, and that he has summarized again before journalists. "We have to lower the income tax on the lowest incomes to deal with inflation," he assured. He has also asked to lower "VAT on electricity and gas", as well as "activate the funds that we are not capable of managing due to the ineffectiveness of a large part of the ministries". In addition, he has claimed to "eliminate superfluous, bureaucratic expenses."
These measures have already been rejected by the Government, which did open up at the time to process the decree law in Congress so that other groups could make contributions. But this procedure has stalled and the decree law is going to expire before changes can be negotiated, so it will be replaced by another, for whose validation the Government needs to go back to seek the support that, today, it does not even have far.
But Feijóo is already counting on the Government to issue the decree law with the favorable votes of its usual parliamentary allies, including ERC and EH Bildu. The leader of the right has maintained that Pedro Sánchez is going to renew the decree law "agreeing with the pro-independence minorities." "We will reach out again out of responsibility," he said, to reiterate that "bilateral pacts with independentists to approve economic measures involve patches, not changing a policy that does not work."
Feijóo has thus accused Sánchez of “sneaking through the back door the economic agreements with the independentistas and demanding that the PP adhere to some agreements that”, he has maintained, “are designed to maintain the parliamentary instability of the Government” and not “ to solve the problems”. “We cannot be accomplices”, he concluded.
Renew the CGPJ after the elections and with conditions
The president of the PP has also referred to the institutional blockade in the renewal of the constitutional bodies and that accumulates more than three years, until extending to the Constitutional Court itself.
Feijóo has indicated that he will order the resumption of negotiations with the Government after the Andalusian elections on June 19, which is why he suspended a dialogue that lasted just a few hours: on April 25 he appointed Esteban González Pons for the talks, and on 26 Juan Manuel Moreno called elections, it is not known whether with Feijóo's knowledge or not.
But Feijóo has now brought up a series of conditions that he had not raised until now and that his predecessor in office, Pablo Casado, did put on the table. The PP now proposes a complete "regeneration" of Justice to agree to renew the General Council of the Judiciary, which could mean months of negotiations.
That "regeneration" would begin, Feijóo has said, with the formula to elect the members of the CGPJ and that the PP wants to "professionalize", as its president has indicated today, without giving more details of what the system would be that they would propose beyond the general framework that "judges have more weight" in the election of their governing body.