The Government has warned today that the fight against "criminal and murderous machismo" is a State policy and has defended that one can not "retreat at that level of consideration".
Executive sources have reiterated this position after Vox announced yesterday that it will not give its support to a government of PP and Cs if they do not eliminate from their programmatic agreement the commitment to implement "with sufficient budget" all the measures included in the law of gender violence.
"The fight against this criminal and murderous machismo is a state policy and we can not go back at that level of consideration," these sources have indicated.
The Government has asserted that guaranteeing the safety of women is one of "its main obligations" and recalled that 976 women have been murdered because of gender violence since there were records in 2003.
Today, a 26-year-old woman has been stabbed to death allegedly by her 29-year-old boyfriend in Laredo, who later turned himself in to the local police, according to Efe sources from the Government Delegation in Cantabria.
After declaring that policies against sexist violence are "measures against abusers and to eliminate violence in a society of peaceful coexistence," the Executive has insisted that compliance with the Comprehensive Law against gender violence and the development of the Covenant State that parties signed in Parliament "are basic pillars" of this policy.