Feijóo has lunch with his presidents after the Executive Committee, where Ayuso once again blamed the left for the demonstration in Madrid
MADRID, November 14 (.) –
The ‘barons’ of the PP have visualized this Monday a closing of ranks with the party leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, after the Government’s decision to repeal the crime of sedition and have agreed to reject the motion of censure raised by Vox and Cs, as sources present at the subsequent lunch have indicated to Europa Press.
Feijóo has held an informal and relaxed lunch with the presidents of the PP after the meeting of the Executive Committee and there again the penal reform has been one of the main topics of conversation because, as they have agreed, “this matter matters a lot to the people of the street”.
Given the fact that the Government is opening the door to modify the embezzlement together with the crime of sedition, PP sources consider that Pedro Sánchez seeks with this possible change to open the door to favor those convicted of the EREs, among them the former president of the Junta de Andalucía José Antonio Griñán. Of course, in the ranks of the PP they warn that this modification of the non-profit embezzlement can also affect countless mayors who were once convicted of that crime and could not stand for election.
At lunch, the focus was on parliamentary action with measures such as the proposal that the Popular Group will take to Congress so that the PSOE deputies “take a picture”, rejecting initiatives such as the motion of censure defended by Vox and Cs, or the citizen mobilization that Santiago Abascal calls.
“We have to go our own way and follow our path and our strategy,” one of the people attending the lunch told Europa Press, who sees the motion of censure as an “occurrence” and also rules out the demonstration on the street that away from moderation.
FEIJÓO: “WE WILL STAND UP IN DEFENSE OF A GREAT COUNTRY”
Sources from the leadership of the PP have indicated that neither Vox nor Cs are going to “set the agenda” for Feijóo and have criticized that Inés Arrimadas’s argument for presenting the motion of censure is that it would help slow down the processing of the motion for a couple of months. bill presented by PSOE and Podemos. In ‘Genoa’ they consider that the way at this moment should be to “press” the deputies and socialist officials so that they position themselves with their vote and there they frame the proposal that Feijóo has announced.
As he did last Friday in a solemn appearance before the media, Feijóo has announced that if he wins the elections, he will maintain the crime of sedition in the Penal Code and incorporate that of calling an illegal referendum.
“We will be up to the task in defense of a great country,” he wrote this afternoon on his official Twitter account, a message that was accompanied by a photo with Isabel Díaz Ayuso, Juanma Moreno, Alfonso Rueda, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco and Cuca Gamarra.
AYUSO INTERVENES TO TALK ABOUT THE HEALTH PROTEST
After Feijóo’s speech -which the media have been able to follow-, the turn of closed-door interventions has opened, where the Madrid president, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, has taken, who has alluded to the massive protest in defense of public health that was held this Sunday in Madrid.
Ayuso has assured before the PP staff that this demonstration obeys the political mandate of the left, mainly from Más Madrid, according to what ‘popular’ sources have pointed out to Europa Press. Feijóo has not made any mention of the health protest and has focused on eliminating the crime of sedition and demanding explanations for the tragedy in Melilla last June.
Sources from Feijóo’s team have later highlighted that there is a problem with primary care throughout Spain. Regarding the demonstration in Madrid, they have indicated that a part of that protest was “agitated by political parties”, which make a “political use” of this matter, but have avoided entering into further assessments, ensuring that the competence in health matters belongs to the Community of Madrid and each autonomy has its concrete reality.
ANA BELTRÁN AND GALIANA ALSO SPEAK BEFORE THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
During the meeting of the Executive Committee, the new president of the PP of La Rioja, Alberto Galiana, who made his debut this Monday in this type of organic forum, and the still president of the PP Navarro, Ana Beltrán, who wanted to say goodbye of his colleagues before the imminent regional congress, in which the regional deputy Javier García will replace him.
Ana Beltrán, who also held the position of Vice-Secretary for Organization of the PP during Pablo Casado’s term and will now continue as a national deputy in Congress, received applause from the audience after her speech. Both Feijóo and Cuca Gamarra have appreciated her work and her generosity, according to party sources.
In fact, the Executive Committee of the PP has ratified the call for the congress of the PP of Navarra -it is set for next December 4– and the congress of the PP of Ceuta, which will take place on November 25 and to which Vivas will present to re-election.
Several presidents of the PP have been absent from the meeting of the National Executive Committee, such as the Murcian Fernando López Miras -the King went to his community-, the president of Ceuta, Juan Jesús Vivas, and the Catalan Alejandro Fernández.
The Andalusian Juanma Moreno was the earliest riser, since he arrived in Genoa early in the morning, but then he was one of the first to leave, since he had to catch a plane to Egypt to participate in the world summit of climate.