Isabel Díaz Ayuso, they know it well in Genoa, no one is assigned. The President of the Community of Madrid does not wait to receive the leadership’s arguments to assess any issue, as all party leaders usually do, nor does he wait for the leader of the PP to do so. Are. So Ayuso and Alberto Núñez Feijoo talk about the resignation of seven Exeta members with blood crimes this Tuesday to become Bildu councillors, allowing us to verify their differences in approach. While the Madrid baroness doubted from the first moment that the former ETA member would fulfill his promise – “What word does a murderer have?”, she wondered – the PP leader observed that “democracy, dignity and decency of Spaniards” of Bildu. has been “imposed” by that decision.
Feijoo was confident that the seven candidates would fulfill their promises, and a few hours later he followed Ayuso’s tune and demanded that he resign in writing before the electoral board so that it would not be “another hoax”. Gradually, the PP leader has hardened his tone due to the Bildu controversy, which he has made the pivot of his speech during the campaign, always one step behind Ayuso. In the early afternoon, face-to-face with Pedro Sánchez, Feijú raised the pistons and accused the president of being “more lenient with the executioners than with the victims”.
With this attack, the leader of the PP invoked “You have betrayed the dead”, a statement Mariano Rajoy took to José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in 2005. In an unusually harsh tone, Feijo not only rebuked Sanchez in the Senate this Tuesday for colluding with Bildeu. , But also with terrorist gangs. “Rapists, pedophiles, anti-nationals, squatters and now those who took away ski masks and guns. You are a great hope for all of them”, he reprimanded her. And also: “You are an opportunity for Bildu, Herri Batasuna and Sortu. I will never be.”
With the debate on whether or not to outlaw the Ebertzel alliance, which was first demanded by the Madrid baroness and the extreme right, a similar thing happened to Feijo, and he again took a step back. Without actually taking it up, Feijoo finally asked the government to activate the State Attorney General’s Office and the State Attorney’s Office to find a loophole in the Law of Parties or in the Organic Law of the General Electoral System (LOREG). Can put Candidature The leader of the PP has surrendered from the beginning to the hard work of Isabel Diaz Ayuso and Vox.
Feijo’s extreme harshness with Sanchez in the Senate—to which the president also hit back with other large-caliber accusations—shocked some popular senators, who interpreted that the PP leader had reason to go so far because of ultrasound pressure. There was no other option. At the end of the debate a senatorial member of the leadership said, “Feijú is forced to be so harsh in order not to leave room for Abascal.” “If there’s any subject in which he can be a force to be reckoned with, this is it.”
Other populist MPs warn of the risk that this framework benefits the extreme right, as is the case with other heated debates such as the pardoning of Catalan pro-independence leaders, which has finally incensed Vox. “It is so, but now we are in the campaign and this issue has completely entered the mental framework of the campaign, and the PSOE dislikes it,” said another popular senator, who in any case hopes that The Bildu controversy will end soon. , “He has a few days left, but Sanchez has to bring in some more topics that will be enriching.”
The popular leader intends to keep the pressure on Sanchez “until the 37 remaining ex-terrorists on the Bildu list give up,” according to his entourage. In other words, he would try to stir up controversy throughout the campaign. He’s not alone on that bandwagon, and Isabel Díaz Ayuso will also be pushing it from the Basque Country, where she’s traveling to participate in a rally in Bilbao this Saturday. It is difficult to compete forcefully with the Madrid leader, always one step ahead.