Government partners ask Sánchez for more leftist policies after the debacle in Andalusia

The parliamentary partners of the coalition government who have appeared this Tuesday in the Congress of Deputies have demanded that the President of the Executive, Pedro Sánchez, have more left-wing policies after the debacle of the progressive space in the Andalusian elections on Sunday in which Juan Manuel Moreno Bonilla's PP swept through, achieving an absolute majority. ERC, EH Bildu and Más País have also asked the PSOE and United We Can not be "tempted" to approach the postulates of Alberto Núñez Feijóo.

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The ERC spokesman in Congress, Gabriel Rufián, has shown his "doubts" that people in Andalusia have gone to vote thinking of Sánchez and Feijóo. But he has considered that the elections in Andalusia show that "people have lost their fear of Vox" and that the electorate "to stop the extreme right vote for the right". In his opinion, moreover, "the space of United We Can legislate" from the Council of Ministers "but it does not make profitable what it legislates." "The left has the need to make profitable what we legislate," he pointed out.

Sánchez, in his opinion, “would be very wrong” if he “believes that playing Feijóo will fix” the electoral problems of the left. “If he starts playing Feijóo or Moreno, the perfect son-in-law of the right, he is wrong”, he pointed out. He has also considered that “division is a luxury that the left cannot afford”, since “unity is a very powerful concept in politics”.

Aitor Esteban, spokesman for the PNV, has been "congratulated" that "the extreme right is not going to reach the government institution", although he has asked the PP not to "get drunk with victory" because the victory "has happened in a certain territory, at a certain moment and political life goes very fast”. He has also asked "to open a reflection in the PSOE and in the left in general". "What cannot be done is to be witnessing confrontations over and over again by the members of the coalition," he warned.

Bad news for the popular classes

“The results of the Andalusian elections worry us”, added, for her part, the spokesperson for EH Bildu in Congress, Mertxe Aizpurua. "They are bad news for the popular classes," she pointed out. All in all, she believes that "the forces of the left must open an in-depth reflection" because "the main fundamental problem is that people do not perceive the social measures of the Government".

"People's perception is that these measures are not bold enough to improve their lives," he said. "The demobilization of the left is noticeable in the vote", she insisted, later considering that "the worst thing that can happen to the government and to the left is to disappoint its sociological base". Aizpurua has assured that "There is still a year and a half left for this legislature to end", for which he has considered that "citizens would not forgive" not taking advantage of "this time to approve far-reaching reforms that improve the day to day" of the citizenship.

"There is a multinational majority of leftists in Parliament to be able to launch a program of change that makes the return of the right to power unfeasible." For all these reasons, Aizpurua has considered that it would be "irresponsible for the PSOE not to take advantage of this moment to advance rights and freedoms."

The leader of Más País, Íñigo Errejón, has assured that those of the Andalusian elections on Sunday "are bad results" for the left and has asked "to make a serious reflection" and "slowly". However, he has attributed the debacle of the left to the coalition government which, according to him, "is not heading in the right direction because people's lives are more difficult."

Without directly assessing the poor result of Por Andalucía, the coalition that his party shared with Podemos and IU, among others, Errejón has assured that the solution for the left "is to recover the political initiative." In his opinion, there is a "growing climate of progressive demobilization that has to do with the fact that the government is not meeting expectations."

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