Tue. Dec 10th, 2019

González and Aznar warn of the lack of centrality in Spanish politics


The former presidents of the Government Felipe González Y José María Aznar have coincided this Wednesday in warning of the lack of centrality and of shared objectives in Spanish politics and have criticized the current situation with a Government stopped in the absence of agreement for the investment.

In his speech in a debate on digital economy, both have criticized the current political leaders, and while Aznar said that at this time "political irresponsibility is maximum", Gonzalez has committed to send everyone to the "corner of thinking" as teachers did at school.


González regrets that the bipartisanship was governed by seeking centrality but the current "pentapartism" remains "block"






Without going to talk about leaders or specific parties, the two former presidents have underlined, in this dialogue moderated by former Minister Eduardo Serra, the need for the main parties to work to reach consensus on issues of relevance and urgency such as the digital revolution of the that is spoken in this forum.

"None of the major reforms that the country faces can be done by governments that do not consolidate majorities," said Felipe González, who has also considered that there must be "important areas of consensus."

The former Socialist president has pointed out that with the bipartisanship was governed by seeking centrality but the current "pentapartidism" remains "block" that only seek antagonism, and thus only "rewards" those who are at the extremes.


Aznar regrets that "for five years in Spain, no decision has been made on an important issue"

Aznar, for his part, has denounced that "for five years in Spain a decision has not been taken on an important issue" and those that have been taken have been "wrong", and has asked how they are going to be able to take said decisions "without a government with a reasonably constituted majority".

And he considered that it should be "possible to have common objectives" and look for the "spaces of centrality" in which one must understand oneself in order to "dedicate oneself to the serious issues that countries need".





José María Aznar and Felipe González moderated by former Minister Eduardo Serra.

José María Aznar and Felipe González moderated by former Minister Eduardo Serra.
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