The mayors of the Popular Party They have vindicated the power of the City Councils as places of proximity to society, have supported the municipal policies of the popular leader, Pablo Casado, and have charged hard against the management of the coronavirus pandemic by the Government of Spain.
Seventeen municipal representatives from each of the autonomous communities have participated this Saturday in a colloquium under the title “Solutions in times of crisis”, moderated by the parliamentary spokesperson of the PP in Congress, Cuca Gamarra, during the sixth day of the National Convention of the party that is held at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia and that will have its climax this Sunday in the Plaza de Toros de la capital of the Turia.
Received amid applause and with the audience standing, the mayor of Madrid and “of Spain”, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has defended that the PP has guaranteed stability “in the right-wing coalition governments due to their ability to reach agreements and has put Pablo Casado as a” solution “to the” crisis “that the country is experiencing, due to his” height of sights ”and his“ sense of state.
Almeida has been convinced that there is “a social majority” that hopes that the PP will arrive at Moncloa in 2023 so that the City Councils will stop being “the poor brother of all Administrations”
The also national spokesperson for the training has closed his speech by addressing the president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig. «Madrid, Ximo, does not deserve a tax. What Valencians deserve is a president who will lower them, and that will be Carlos Mazón, “he said, after winking at the general secretary of the PPCV, María José Catalá, whom he presented as the future mayor of Valencia.
On the other hand, the mayor of Zaragoza and spokesman for the PP in the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces, Jorge Azcon, has influenced that the first councilors of the Popular Party “are mayors who defend and take care of their neighbors, who are willing to fight for their cities and towns.”
The one in Spain has been “The only government in Europe that has not helped the municipalities” During the pandemic, Azcón lamented, which has focused on the opportunity that European covid funds represent and has valued the agreement that was reached with municipal representatives of other parties to overturn the decree that did not allow councils to use its treasury remnants.
Along these lines, the first mayor of Alicante, Luis Barcala, has pointed out that the pandemic has arisen “the new local power, the global hour of municipalism”, for establishing itself as “direct contact with our people » during the hardest moments. Barcala has accused the Valencian tripartite -PSPV, Compromís and Unidas Podemos- of sowing “the seed of independence” and of punishing “freedom” in educational matters.
In addition, the mayor of Badalona, Xavier Garcia Albiol, has defended that, with the PSOE Government and United We Can, “the illegal occupation It has become a practice that has an open bar ”, but“ we cannot accept that people who have spent years working and saving to have a home are totally left out of the hand of God because there is no one to protect them ”.
For this reason, Albiol has demanded from the Executive of Pedro Sánchez “a legal reform” to face this problem with three conditions: that the owners regain all their rights when a house is occupied, that there are “consequences” when an unemployed person returns to occupy another house and that the institutions and security bodies can “act against this phenomenon.”
The first mayor of Navaridas (Basque Country), Miguel Ángel Fernández; that of Ibias (Asturias), Gemma Álvarez; that of Corral de Almaguer (Castilla-La Mancha), Manuela Lominchar; that of Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja), David Mena; that of Coria (Extremadura), José Manuel García Ballestero; that of Santa Brígida (Canary Islands), Miguel Jorge Blanco; that of Marín (Galicia), María Ramallo; that of San Javier (Murcia), José Miguel Luengo; that of Santa Eularia (Balearic Islands), Carmen Ferrer; the one from Salamanca, Carlos García Carbayo; that of Santander, Gemma Igual; the councilor of Pamplona, Carmen Alba and that of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre.