The only Podemos deputy in the Asturian parliament, Covadonga Somewhere the State Guarantees Commission has precautionary suspended from membership now demanding the resignation of Ione Belarra as general secretary of the purple formation.
According to the said body, Tomé has been dealing with the regional and national leadership of Podemos since he was elected by the militant. As the head of the list for the regional elections in May involved in irregular and damaging situations for the image of the party within the framework of the electoral process and tried to disrupt the proper functioning of its bodies.
The opening of Tomé’s file was carried out together with 26 others registered in Podemos Asturias, including number two and three in the regional list, Xune Elipe and Laura Tuerowhere the Commission on Guarantees also requested the precautionary suspension of the militant.
In statements to journalists, Tomé emphasized that the current secretary general must resign once and for all» given that he is “ultimately responsible” for bringing the purple formation, not only in Asturias but in the whole country, “in the current situation with less representation in the institution and where they are also responsible for going out of the way in an undemocratic way».
Accompanied by many supporters carrying signs with legends such as “Asamblea Ciudadana Now” or “Cova Somos todos” and chanting “Ione Belarra we want democracy», the deputy emphasized that the decision of the Guarantees Commission, supported by the manager in charge of Podemos in Asturias, means threatening the expulsion «suddenly» of a «disproportionate» number of militants «whose only crime» is to support him as the head of the list in the primaries.
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According to Tomé, his sanctioning file “takes time” because, among the accusations made against him, it includes actions taken during the primary process or the election campaign, “and after many months as a representative” announced. “in the middle of a bridge when the reactance capacity is small in the style of the most destructive companies.
The purple leader assured that he would not under any circumstances consider rejecting his membership as a representative – “the twenty-five thousand Asturians who voted for my candidacy can ask me for it” – and that he would continue to work normally in the parliament while preparing his allegations in the file opened by May, “that they will have the route they will have and end as they end.”
In his opinion, what happened in Podemos Asturias is an internal “purge” that responds to the “style” implemented by Belarra since he led the party and that aims to “avoid” potential candidates critical of the intended leadership. to run to the Citizen Assembly that the leadership of the state “has no choice but to convene.”
«Now I represent the same number of people and activists who voted and who made it possible for me to be a representative. Those who do not represent Podemos are the manager appointed from Madrid or the current general secretary, who leads this situation,” he added.