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Pedro Snchez “glimpses” the “new normal” in mid-May and Pablo Casado support the extension of the state of alarm

The Prime Minister, Pedro Snchez, has asked Congress for authorization to extend the state of alarm for the third time. A new extension that, he said, “with all prudence and caution” should give way to a new phase, that of de-escalation, once the places of greatest contamination and people from contagion areas are under full control, There are strict preventive measures in work and educational centers and the entire population is committed to the rules of hygiene and social distancing.

The leader of the opposition, Pablo Casado, has been extremely hard in his reply, accusing the president of squandering the effort to do “only propaganda” but, still, he has secured the vote of his 88 deputies in favor of the extension of the confinement until May 10. An extension that will go ahead but with fewer votes in favor, because this time JxCAT will join the ‘no’ of Vox and the CUP. while ERC and Bildu will remain abstaining.

Snchez explained that the general confinement will not be lifted until we are fully prepared but with the second week of May as the horizon for the start of the de-escalation.

A de-escalation to be “slow and gradual” because the crisis will not end completely until science does not find a vaccine. “But we are already preparing,” said the president, to enter a new normality, without taking false steps. “

“The new extension will allow us to enter this new phase. Now I can make this announcement with a cautiously optimistic scenario,” said the president. “It is looming,” he said, a return to normality that should begin in mid-May when the new postponement of the state of alarm that Congress approve today ends.

The relaxation of rules begins with permission for minors to take walks accompanied by an adult. “This small relief does not alter the most important thing is the rule of general confinement,” he warned.

At this stage of transition to the “new normal”, virtually all regulatory powers will fall on theMinistry of Healththat you can modify, relax, expand or restrict the rules in force.

Snchez has taken the opportunity to ask the parliamentary forces for a commitment to design “new political modes” to ensure, after this crisis, “a promising future.” “There will be no better or more pressing opportunity to make that desire for dialogue that Spanish society has a reality and,” he assured, “we will demonstrate it with those agreements that we offer.”

And before the most reticent, he has affirmed: “The culmination of an agreement will not be patrimonialized by anyone. It will be a success for all.” And he has done so before stressing his “seemingly favorable” to the reconstruction pacts “at each step of the Spanish geography, whoever governs”.

He, for his part, has proposed talking about the strengthening of the health system, the reconstruction of the economy, affecting the most affected sectors (tourism, hospitality, culture …), the adoption of social protection measures and, by Lastly, how to adapt this new way of doing politics to the agreements reached in Europe.

European cohesion

Snchez has referred to the debate within the EU and has insisted on the need to establish a new European budgetary framework because “what was defined before the crisis is no longer valid”.

In his opinion, “new policies” are required to maintain cohesion plans. The Spanish government is now demanding from Europe “a Marshall Plan” to help overcome the Covid-19 crisis. “What was fair and convenient before, now is essential,” he assured.

The President has welcomed the financial measures adopted so far but continues to demand more “novel and ambitious mechanisms” in which, he said, theEurogroup. In total, a mobilization of more than 530,000 million euros is estimated to endow the Marshall Plan that Spain is demanding and that will be debated tomorrow in theEuropean council.

Precisely at that meeting, the Government intends to raise the need for the Eurogroup aid package to be ready on June 1 and, in addition, to create a recovery fund of 1.5 trillion euros in perpetual debt to launch a reconstruction program investing in key areas and in the most affected sectors.

Snchez has opted to work on proposals that “rebuild a common future”. That is why he insisted on the need to extend the state of alarm now. “Every confrontation that we pose is a drag and every agreement that we reach be the fertile ground on which to grow again. I am confident. I hope that the union is possible,” he concluded.

Pablo Casado: “Spain hurts”

The PP leader, Pablo Casado, opened his speech by proclaiming: “Spain hurts me.” And he has reproached the president for not being able even to “count the dead.” “This is not going well,” he repeated. Casado has insisted that the Government must apologize for its mistakes, its delays and its concealments. And all this, he assured, “to maintain an ideological agenda.”

The leaderpopularIt has reviewed all the government’s traspis when buying sanitary protection and test material. “Where is the million tests that you said were going to be done? Where are No’s coffers? And what happened yesterday with the mistrust of the children? Where is the legal security? Your government puts the propaganda before the oxen of the management “, has reproached him.

Pablo Casado, during his intervention
Pablo Casado, during his speech.

Married has regretted that Snchez “melted” 16 million euros in electoral decrees before the elections of April and November, precisely to make propaganda and, in addition, has urged him to explain why the “Big Brother Attempt” he has put The Government is working through the CIS, the information control and RTVE. “What kind ofomertDo you want to cover up your mistakes? “he snapped.

“He cannot ask us to be part of the orchestra while Spain is ruined,” insisted the popular leader, for whom Snchez “cannot impose a government program disguised by a reconstruction plan.”

He recalled that his party is the political alternative and has ended by sending a message of confidence to the Spaniards and ensuring his vote in favor of the third extension of the confinement. “We support the state of alarm so that you govern with determination after 45 days of ineffectiveness” and has urged Snchez to “not disappoint” the Spaniards any more. ParaphrasingAntonio Maura, has affirmed: “For me not to stay”.

Spain, “a Chavista jail”

Santiago Abascal, leader of Vox, has emphasized the death toll, which, in his opinion, is much more than those recognized by the Government. “We will do them justice,” he said.

The Vox leader has insisted that the government “has failed on all orders” concerned with “protecting himself” and has accused the president of having undertaken “a totalitarian drift.”

“There are some,” he said, pointing clearly to the ministers of United Podemos, “very willing to turn this country into an immense Chavista jail.” “You have to go,” he insisted.

“Stop talking to us about reconstruction and avoid destruction, even if that ruins your partner Iglesias’ plans to implant communism and ration cards,” he snapped.

Abascal has expressly addressed the Interior Minister to remind him that his party has a “right to speak” in the stands of Congress, on the street and on social media. The Vox leader has assured that he will bring “the evidence of the attack on liberties to the courts.”

And he has accused Snchez of being “the spokesman for uncertainty” before announcing that his 52 deputies will vote against the extension of the state of alarm and of granting the government “a power that is not worthy of.”

Centralization and command and command

The independence forces that supported the inauguration of Snchez will return today to abstain regarding the third extension of the state of alarm. ERC spokesman, Gabriel Rufian, has assured that this time his abstention is “closer to no than ever” because the extension affects the “same errors” as the previous ones. The same position is maintained by EH Bildu.

“It doesn’t make sense not to be able to go to a wake but I do to work; it doesn’t make sense to be able to go buy tobacco but children can’t go out for a walk,” Rufian said. None of this, in his opinion, is reasonable unless it is done under pressure from the Ibex.

The independent republican leader has also accused the government of falling into the temptation of “centralization” and “command and command” and has regretted that the government’s communication is in the hands of “the military.”

Rufian has also taken the opportunity to urge the president to reconvene the Negotiation Table with the Generalita before the month of June, a Table in which ERC claims the amnesty for politicians condemned by 1-O and a self-determination referendum in Catalonia. .

JxCAT, a force that this time is voting against the extension, has accused the government of taking “reactionary measures” restricting powers. Its spokesperson Laura Borrs has lashed out, like many other spokespersons, against the government’s unforeseenness, its lack of plan for misconduct and the “gag” it is trying to impose on the critics.

Ms Pas, Comproms and BNG, all of them included in the Plural Group of Congress, have announced their critical vote but in favor of extending the state of alarm.

Ciudadanos is also betting on the third extension despite the “mistakes made” by the Government. “We extend our hand so that he does not commit them again,” said orange deputy Edmundo Bal, who is also very complaining about the government’s policy that restricts, he said, freedom of expression, and suffers from continual lurching and rectification.

The PNV has also opted for the extension but has defended that work to return to normality is in the hands of the Autonomous Communities. In case the government’s strategy did not change, the Basque nationalists did not support a fourth postponement of the confinement.

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